If you are a regular flyer from the UK then this report on UK airport parking will of great interest. Whether you are the kind of person who books their parking well in advance, or you do it at the last minute, knowing some of the parking statistics of the UK’s airports will help you plan better.
A study by Staysure has recently investigated the top ten airports in the UK vis-à-vis their airport parking and passenger numbers. These findings will help you know the chances of you getting parking space based on how popular the airport you are travelling from is.
Ranking The UK’s Top Airports
Heathrow and Gatwick airports are not surprisingly the biggest in terms of the passengers who go through on a daily basis. Manchester Airport is also big in terms of passenger volume and has been ranked third. The rest of the airports that have made it to the top 10 list include Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol and Belfast International.
At Heathrow, it is estimated that at least 3 passengers travel through the airport for every 1 person that travels through Manchester Airport every year. Due to its popularity, many people may think that Heathrow’s parking is also as popular, maybe even thrice as popular as Manchester Airport’s. As we see here, that is not the case.
How Many People are Really Looking for Airport Car Parking?
According to the study, more people search for airport car packing at Manchester than any other airport in the UK. The statistics suggest that 5.6% of passengers flying through Manchester Airport will be in search of parking.
Why is Manchester Airport Parking More Popular than London Airports?
The main explanation for why London airports’ parking may be less popular than Manchester’s is probably because as one of UK’s non-London airports, Manchester serves more people than its counterparts. International passengers may only use London airports for connecting international flights, while local people may use trains more to get to and from the airport.
For anyone looking for airport parking, this information is important. Unlike common belief that the more the volume of passengers the more competitive the airport car packing, it is clear that a smaller airport might actually lack enough car packing space. If you are flying to or from Manchester Airport, you may want to pre-book your car packing space in advance.
Advantages of Pre-Booking Airport Car Parking
One of the benefits of booking your airport car parking space early is that you can have a 10% chance of choosing where to park. It is also cheaper to pre-book than to get parking on the day you are flying. However, it has also been discovered that on-the-day booking can be cheaper than pre-booking, for example Glasgow Airport.
With this information in mind, you should be able to plan for your airport car parking better.
Full details of the study can be found at https://www.staysure.co.uk/discover/airport-car-parking/