Humberside International Airport Extends Free Parking Period and Gets Tough on Illegally Parked Vehicles.
Humberside International Airport is increasing the free parking allowed for dropping off and collecting passengers in a bid to cut out parking on double yellow lines around the terminal. At the same time, from 13th May Sheffield-based company Vehicle Control Services Ltd will make sure drivers park where they should.
The airport’s Commercial Director Paul Litten says it’s time to get tough on those who feel they can park where they like. “This is the first time the airport has introduced this enforcement and clearly there is a very strong security reason for doing so.’
Alongside the security factor, the new parking arrangements will help improve the flow of the many bus services along the airport’s roads every day as well as make the pavements safer for pedestrians. “Until now we’ve had drivers who’ve pulled up onto the pavement across double yellow lines and in some cases travellers with heavy cases were having to walk on the road to go round the vehicle. That won’t happen anymore.’ Says Mr Litten.
Humberside International Airport now has one of the longest free parking periods in the North of England, having increased the time from ten to fifteen minutes. With the drop off and collection car park only a moments walk from the terminal, one thousand seven hundred parking spaces are available and ample signage will make sure the new parking structure is seen by drivers. Anyone caught parking where they shouldn’t could face a fine of up to £100.
Says Paul Litten, ‘We’re determined that our passengers have the best airport experience when they use Humberside. By introducing longer free parking and enforcement outside the car parks, I hope our customers will feel safer and be able to move about more easily.’
For further information on flights from Humberside International Airport please telephone 0844 8877 747