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Love Field opens new remote parking lot on Monday

Dallas Love Field will open a remote parking lot with 1,300 additional spaces on Monday. (Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis)
Dallas Love Field will open a remote parking lot with 1,300 additional spaces on Monday. (Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis) Star-Telegram

Dallas Love Field will open a new remote parking lot on Monday to help ease the parking congestion at the airport.

The new lot, which costs $6 per day, is located at 6814 Harry Hines Blvd., just north of Mockingbird Lane, and has an additional 1,300 parking spaces. The airport plans to run a shuttle bus service to transport passengers from the parking lot to Love Field which should take about 15 minutes.

With the elimination of the Wright Amendment restrictions at Love Field last year, the airport has seen a significant increase in flights as Southwest Airlines, its largest tenant, added more than 50 daily flights. As a result, the airport has often run out of parking spaces for passengers during busy travel periods like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The new lot will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and an on-site parking attendant will accept cash, debit and credit cards. Toll tags, however, will not be accepted. For the rest of the month, parking will be free, the airport said.

Love Field is in the process of building a third parking garage which is anticipated to open in late 2017. The airport currently has 7,000 parking spaces in two parking garages adjacent to the terminal.

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