Covered parking at CCIA to get Facelift

If you plan to use covered parking at Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) over the next 6 – 8 weeks, you may find sections closed or even the entire covered lot shut down for rehabilitation.  

Beginning Monday, March 21, 2016, crews will start maintenance work in the covered lot. This work involves replacing pole covers, rust removal, power washing and painting.  It will be completed in phases and can only be done when the spaces are empty of vehicles. “We want to get this done as quickly and as safely as possible,” said Fred Segundo, the Director of Aviation at CCIA. “That means that closing sections off is necessary so that we can do the work and not damage any vehicles in the process.”  During this time, customers will still be able to park in sections that are not closed.  Signs and barricades will be used to limit parking as necessary and to direct customers to areas that are open.

If the City Council approves the purchase and installation of new canopies at the March 29th council meeting, airport crews will eventually close covered parking completely so the old material can be removed and replaced with the new. When covered parking is closed or limited during maintenance work, customers can use either the long term lot at a cost of $7 a day or the short term lot, which costs $10 a day. 

The covered parking lot is very popular among CCIA customers. It was first outfitted 12 years ago as a choice for travelers who wanted the added protection of a canopy over their vehicle while parked at the airport. The passage of time and the harsh weather elements in the Coastal Bend have taken a toll on the hardware and the canopies. The maintenance and replacement project is expected to take about 8 weeks.

For more information contact CCIA Marketing Manager Kim Bridger at (361) 774-7871 or