According to British newspaperThe Independent Britain’s airports are cashing in on families obliged to travel during school holidays and the summer peak, with some car-park charges more than doubling overnight.
The revelations come as flight and holiday prices soar for families making a half-term getaway.
The Independent researched rates for a week’s parking at Britain’s top 10 airports on a range of dates over the coming year.
The UK’s two leading holiday airports, Manchester and Gatwick, raise their charges by as much as half. Birmingham airport charges 57 per cent more during April, which includes the Easter holidays, than in March.