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Parking fees at Dunedin International Airport are to climb to new altitudes.
The company running the airport has announced it is lifting car parking charges by more than 20% in many categories from December 1.
There were little or no changes for short stays, but increases got bigger the longer the stay.
A stay of less than 15 minutes in the airport's car park would still be free, but the cost of staying for between 60 and 75 minutes would climb by $1, from $5 to $6.
A three-hour stay would climb from $8 to $10, and a stay of up to 24 hours from $18 to $22.
The largest increases, of between 20% and 24%, would be for multi-day stays, which would rise from $18 to $22 for one day, from $38 to $46 for three days, and from $58 to $72 for a week.
Dunedin International Airport Ltd staff were not available for comment yesterday.
Otago Chamber of Commerce president Ali Copeman was reluctant to criticise the increases, saying they were a commercial decision.
A dedicated airport bus could be a solution, for passengers reluctant to accept the increases but such a service would only come if demand for flights increased, she said.