After the recent increase in parking tariffs from 5 minutes for £2 instead of ten minutes for £2 – East Midlands Aiport has reverted back to the former fee.
Andy Tyler-Smith, East Midlands Airport’s Customer Services and Security Director, says:
“Recent changes to waiting times in rapid drop off (RDO) were implemented with the best intention to improve traffic flow throughout the airport to make it easier and quicker for more passengers to get from their cars and taxis to the departure gates.
“The vast majority of our passengers are in and out of rapid drop off within 5 mins and therefore were paying no more than they did before the waiting times were reduced from 10 minutes for £2 to 5 minutes for £2.
“Having closely monitored the situation since the changes were introduced we are aware that, at peak times, some users of the RDO have been unable to leave within five minutes due to traffic congestion. Regrettably, this had led to drivers incurring excess charges due to exceeding the five minutes. Consequently, we have taken the decision to revert to the original waiting time of 10 minutes for £2 until further notice.
“For drivers dropping off or collecting passengers who wish to wait longer, there are a number of options available on-site. We offer 30 minutes in Short Stay 1 for £4 and one hour free parking in Long Stay 2 car park. Disabled passengers can park for 30 minutes free of charge with a Blue Badge – and this applies to taxis – in Short Stay 1, which is our closest car park to the terminals.”