East Midlands Airport unveils £3 million car park investment
This summer, East Midlands Airport will be investing over £3 million in its on-site car parking operation, increasing the capacity of its car parks by 1400 spaces and introducing new car parking services for summer 2013.
Work is well underway on a significant development to construct a new official airport car park, taking the number of on-site car parking spaces to over 11,000. Preparation works began earlier this year, with completion planned for July, in time for the busy summer peak. The investment in the car parking operation follows plans set out by the airport to upgrade the terminal building to enhance the experience for its 4.3 million passengers.
East Midlands Airport is also pleased to announce that its car parking operation, which was previously managed and operated by third party supplier, Apcoa Parking (UK) Ltd, has been brought in-house this month. Furthermore, the airport is increasing the team by nearly a quarter, recruiting an additional 16 temporary car park customer service assistants following the introduction of new car parking services this summer.
Nicola McCabe, Head of Customer Service, East Midlands Airport: “Expanding the business and aligning the operation in this way provides the airport with direct management of its car parks and brings it in line with other parts of the passenger journey.
“The airport’s intention is to develop an even better experience for passengers and to employ the highest possible standards in every area of the business, of which the car parking operation forms a significant part.”
The airport is dedicated to providing passengers with a range of car parking options with prices to suit every budget and this summer, customers will be the first to use the airport’s newest JetParks car parks. The new look car parks are designed to give passengers great value low cost parking options when travelling from East Midlands Airport, with the assurance of official airport parking. The JetParks car parks are located on the airport site, only a short eight minute bus ride from the terminal building, with free bus transfers every 15 minutes.
This summer, the airport will also provide new blue badge spaces in a range of car parks across the site, increasing the provision by 69% and giving customers the option to book on-line. In order to increase the number of blue badge spaces to 430, existing bays will be re-provided across four of the airport’s car parks.
The airport’s premium Meet and Greet service is set to expand this summer, to serve an increased number of customers looking for affordable convenience when parking at the airport. Customers using the improved service will benefit from dropping their car off on arrival and having it ready for collection upon their return, making it ideal for families and handy for passengers who want to fly through the airport.
Nicola McCabe continued: “This year, the airport has set out its vision for the terminal building and plans to build on this scheme by investing in its on-site car parks to enhance the experience for passengers flying from the airport.
“Airport car parking is a major consideration when booking a holiday. A choice of different budgets and facilities is extremely important to passengers when choosing which airport to fly from and we understand that our business needs to have a diverse range of services to make it easier for passengers to choose our airport when travelling on holiday.”
The airport has a broad range of convenient and secure parking options from low cost long stay parking to car parks only a short walk from check-in. Customers parking at East Midlands Airport are reminded to pre-book to get the best value airport parking, with prices starting from £4.40 a day. To book car parking at East Midlands Airport visit http://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/emaweb.nsf/Content/carparking
Published on: 14/06/2013 16:39:35