Does it cost less to park a plane at the airport than your car?

light aircraft
light aircraft

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According to a study in The Independent, it can cost more to leave your car at the airport than it would to leave a light aircraft for the day. Parking charges can easily reach more than £50 a day for a car at some airports, while the cost of parking a plane can be less than £10.

Clearly the cost of parking at the airport is outlandish, but do these figures really stack up?