People who park at the airport for more than half an hour will have to pay from August 23.
The new car park order for the airport is in today’s Manx Independent.
After a public outcry last month, when the Department of Infrastructure announced plans to charge for all users of the car park, the department’s minister, David Cretney MHK, backtracked.
Until the change, airport users could park free for an hour at Ronaldsway.
The Manx Independent revealed that charging for all parking would swell the loss-making airport’s coffers by an estimated £40,000 a year.
After a consultation and a meeting with the TravelWatch pressure group, Mr Cretney reviewed the original proposal of charging for the first hour of car parking, and decided to retain a 30-minute free period.
He said: ‘I believe that having a 30-minute free period takes note of the public comments and responds in a positive way.
‘We will also re-instate a conveniently placed disc zone within the short stay car park, for genuine short term users, so that meeters and greeters or those with mobility issues can park near the terminal and collect their passengers and luggage, and depart within the 30-minute period.’
The changes mean there will be a period of up to 30 minutes’ free parking in both the short stay and long stay car parks
The charges for the short stay car parks will be: 0-30 minutes free; 31 mins to an hour £1; One hour to two hours £1.50; Two hours to four hours £2.50.
The long stay car park charges will be: 0 - 30 mins free; 31 mins to two hours £1; Two hours to four hours: £2.
There will be no change to the daily rates or subsequent day rates for short or long stay.
There will be no change for the parking for disabled visitors and passengers, and the current disabled parking nearest to the terminal (next to the hire cars) which is currently used for free up to one hour, will continue for disabled users free of charge.