Omaha, Nebraska 2021-06-15 19:40:40 –
Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —Omaha Airport Authorities have unanimously approved a 10% off-airport parking fee. Owners of the Stewart Airport parking lot say the charges will bring them out of business.
“We’re a family-owned company and we don’t make a lot of money. What they suggest is that we’re out of business,” said owner Terry Rydberg.
Members of the airport board say what they do is in line with industry standards.
Steve McCoy, Chief Information Development Officer at Omaha, said: Airport authorities.
According to airport consultants, Park & Go has already paid for most of the rest of the city, limiting book entry with gross rates rather than online.
Jack Santa, an airport consultant at Leigh Fisher, said:
Stewart parking owners said they couldn’t make money because of COVID last year, but now that’s it.
“They couldn’t have chosen a worse time. We’re just trying to recover and we’re hit by another curve ball,” Rydberg adds.
The new rates will start on August 1, 2021. Authorities said the company could either absorb the costs as part of its operating costs or pass the charges to its customers. But for them, Leiberg says it’s not an option.
“We need to raise prices, how can we raise prices to compete with airport prices?”
They say they will keep fighting.
“It just removes food from our dishes, that’s what it does. I don’t give them the little I earned, they’ll have to take it,” said another owner. Cindy Stevens said Stewart Airport Parking.
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