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BIRMINGHAM International is one of the more expensive UK airports for long-stay parking, according to figures just released.

BIRMINGHAM International is one of the more expensive UK airports for long-stay parking, according to figures just released.

Travellers have to pay £124 for a 15-day stay, which puts it in seventh place for parking costs among 22 major airports surveyed.

Of provincial airports, only Southampton is more expensive. The other top five places in the table are filled by London airports, including Luton and Stansted.

London City heads the list with a whopping £540 for 15 days’ non-prebooked parking, followed by Heathrow with £315.

Birmingham fares better for short-stay parking - down the table with £19.50 for 24 hours - which compares with £45.20 at Heathrow and London City’s £41.

The survey was carried out by the parking comparison website, airport-parking-shop.co.uk, whose founder, Brendan McLoughlin, said: “It’s staggering that airports can charge more than £500 just to park your car for two weeks - that money could be spent on another holiday.”

However, he said travellers could save on average 48 per cent by booking online for parking compared with paying at the gate when they arrive at an airport.

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