East Midlands Airport is increasing the parking tariff for its rapid drop-off (RDO) area from £2 to £3 for 10 minutes, in a bid to give passengers a "better experience".
The airport said the new changes, which come into effect on Monday, will give sufficient time for passengers to get from their vehicles to their flight check-in, while raising funds for future investment.
The airport has said the additional charge on the parking tariff will lead to "further improvement" including:
Upgrading the existing barriers
Installing additional barriers
Adding more exit lanes
Karen Smart, East Midlands Airport's Managing Director said the airport still needs to address the road congestion "problem".
Ms Smart said: "It is clear that the overall passenger experience of RDO can only be improved if we make some changes to the infrastructure and staff it better.
"But this comes at a cost and therefore we need to raise the funds to pay for it."
She added: "The new price is also designed to encourage more passengers to consider other parking options as well as using public transport such as the SkyLink bus service."