South Carolina’s Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission has approved plans to provide additional parking capacity for travelers.
The airport has already begun construction of 1,500 additional surface parking spaces for the new Economy Parking Lot C, which will be located adjacent to the existing Economy Parking Lot B. When this project is complete in October 2020, Economy Parking Lot C and Economy Parking Lot B will be accessed from a new access road connected to Aviation Parkway.
In November 2020, the airport will begin construction of a new US$75m parking garage and consolidated rental car facility. Parking Garage C, located adjacent to the terminal building, will offer 750 new public vehicle parking spaces and 750 ready-return rental car spaces. The garage’s public parking section will offer time-saving park assist technology, enabling customers to quickly locate available spaces. The rental car portion will include a spacious transaction lobby and reserved spaces for premium rental car customer vehicle pick-ups. Construction of Parking Garage C is expected to be complete in autumn 2022.
“Nearly 2.6 million passengers travel through the airport each year,” said the airport’s president and CEO, Dave Edwards. “To accommodate expected growth in the years to come, we will need to bring additional vehicle parking online. We anticipate that these new projects will meet our current need and allow us to continue to grow in the future.”
The airport will also construct a new employee parking lot on GSP Drive near the National Weather Service facility. Construction of this expanded parking area will be complete in spring 2020.