Cash will no longer be accepted to pay for parking at Norfolk International Airport starting Saturday, January 15. The new policy applies to the airport’s four parking decks and three surface lots.
Contactless payment, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, all major credit cards, and VISA and Master Card debit cards that can be processed as credit cards are accepted. Debit cards cannot be used if a PIN is required.
According to a news release Monday from the Norfolk Airport Authority, there is a reverse ATM located in the Departures terminal adjacent to the American Airlines ticket counter which will issue a credit card in exchange for cash.
Patrons may also reserve and pre-pay discounted parking online for a touchless experience, the authority said.
Staffed self-service and credit card only lanes are open 24 hours daily when exiting all garages and surface lots. Self-pay only kiosks are open 24 hours daily to serve patrons exiting the Daily East surface lot.
In November, the Norfolk Airport Authority opened a Cell Phone waiting lot located in what was once the car rental return area.
The free parking area is where drivers can remain with their vehicle until a passenger arrives and contacts you.
The lot is intended to reduce curbside congestion and allow more orderly pickups outside the Arrivals Terminal and Baggage Claim area, which is marked as a passenger pick-up only area. No parking, stopping or waiting is allowed.
Alternately, vehicles picking up passengers can be parked free of charge for up to 30 minutes in any airport parking lot or garage.
The closest international airport to the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina, Norfolk is served by eight airlines: Allegiant, American, Breeze, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit and United. ORF handled more than 3.3 million passengers and 62,000 flights in 2021.