San Diego Airport Authority Withdraws from Car Rental Fee Lawsuit



The San Diego Regional Airport Authority dropped out of a lawsuit against the Port of San Diego on Monday after reaching a settlement agreement over car rental fees, NBC7 reports.

The San Diego International Airport, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and the Hertz Corporation entered a lawsuit against the Port back in July to contest the legality of a $3.50 rental fee per vehicle as an effort to build a $40 million, 1,600-space parking structure.

The Port and the Airport Authority agreed that the rental fee per vehicle is a tax and is subject to voter approval. The Port also said it would not raise future rental fees and promised to give the Airport Authority 30 days notice before enforcing any other fees going forward.

Hertz and Enterprise, however, are still continuing the lawsuit against the Port.