Changes to the parking system have come into effect at Aberdeen International Airport in a bid to improve traffic flows and passenger safety in the forecourt area of the airport.
The forecourt will now be managed by an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system along with exit barriers to control how long customers spend there. There will be a £1 (US$1.50) charge for those staying up to 10 minutes although those spending longer in the restricted zone could face a £30 (US$45) penalty.
Drivers wishing to use the parking facilities for more than 10 minutes are advised to use the short stay car park, although a free parking option is available within the long stay car park where a free rapid shuttle service will take customers directly to the main terminal entrance. A free 30-minute period is being offered within the short stay car park for those with a valid blue badge.
Carol Benzie, managing director for Aberdeen Airport, said, “We have seen the current forecourt reaching its capacity in recent months and have long had serious concerns about the safety of our customers and staff. Whilst a majority of people do use the airport roads responsibly, we have to play our part in improving the whole environment for everyone, and we were keen to introduce this measure before someone got hurt. Meanwhile 10% of any income from the new process will be put directly back into CSR projects for the benefit of the wider community.”
Please note Carol Benzie, managing director, Aberdeen International Airport will be making a co-presentation with John Deffenbaugh, head of terminal transformation, Aberdeen International Airport at the forthcoming Passenger Terminal Conference, to be held in Paris, entitled “Transformation or bust – the rewards and challenges of record growth”. The presentation will take place on the second day of the Airport Design, Planning & Development track, Wed 11 March, 2015.
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