Bellingham International Airport now offers electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its main airport parking lot. Travelers reserve an EV parking space online at www.flyBLIparking.com and pay an $11.40 reservation fee plus applicable parking charge. Reserving gives drivers the certainty that a charging station will be available to them once they arrive. The reservation fee is the same regardless of how many days a vehicle is in the lot.
Initially, three charging stations will be available to travelers through the online reservation program, and a fourth station will be available to airport employees to encourage carbon neutral commuting. Additional charging stations will be added if demand exceeds the four currently available charging stations.
“We are dedicated to improving the passenger experience. Travelers and employees alike have requested electric charging options at the airport, and we are pleased to be able to add this service,” said Port of Bellingham Commissioner Michael Shepard.
The charging stations are located across the street from the commercial terminal on the south side of the airport’s main parking lot. Upon entering the lot, drivers should follow signs to the charging stations. Travelers do not need to create an account in order to use the airport’s Clipper Creek brand charging stations. Additional information about the charging stations and the online reservation platform are available at www.flyBLIparking.com. Employees do not need to use the online reservation system. Instead, they must purchase an annual employee parking pass from the airport, then use the dedicated employee charging station on a first come, first served basis.