The official on airport long term car parks are more often then not, managed, run and regulated by the local airport authority. Although many travellers believe the name long term or long stay means that the car parking will be for long trips only, this is not the case with the name just referring to the way fees are set. The long term car parks charge a daily rate, where a short term car park charges by every fifteen minutes to an hour. Many travellers use the long term car park for just a days parking as rates here can be significantly cheaper then the medium and short stay car parks for the day.
We recommend pre-booking the long term car park to save as much money as possible, although cheaper then the short and medium stay car parks, paying on your return to the car park can be expensive with some of the large airports charging up to seventeen pounds per day.