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Newquay Airport Scraps Free Parking

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7:13am 5th April 2013
(Updated 7:13am 5th April 2013)

Free parking is scrapped at Newquay Airport.

Now we have all got to pay at least a pound, even if we are just dropping someone off.

Until last weekend we could get up to quarter of an hour without any charge.

Bosses at the council owned base say it will mean they have to rely less on council tax payers.

The airport already charges a mandatory £5 airport "development fee."

One passenger we spoke to said: "If you're literally dropping somone off for two minutes, dropping their bags off, then I think paying is a bit much. You have to pay an airport tax here anyway."

Another added: "It's just another thing to set you off on the wrong track when you're thinking about which airport you're going to use."

John Hicks runs the Smugglers Inn just opposite in St Mawgan. He said: "Just dropping someone off might take 35 seconds but to charge a pound for that privilege I think is totally out of order. They're trying to encourage people to come to Cornwall but they're doing their damndest to put them off by charging them every time they blow their nose."

Airport MD Al Titterington defended the decision. He said: "We've got to be looking at all aspects of our business and trying to increase revenues from all avenues across the business. We've got a mandate from Cornwall Council to be reducing that subsidy using all powers of the organisation and the car park is one tool we're using to do that.

"The majority of UK airports now are levelling a drop off charge. You have to pay carparking charges if you're going in to Newquay or into Truro. There's no free parking if you're going into the bakers to pick up a loaf of bread. It's the same if you're going to the airport."

Pirate FM has checked whether other airports have free parking.

Exeter said it offers ten minutes free parking at carpark 4, further away from the terminal. Bristol offers a ten minute free period. Heathrow has set down lanes outside the terminal, but does not allow waiting. Gatwick has free drop off points with an hour's free parking in a long stay carpark. Southampton gives ten minutes free while Cardiff has a twenty minute free drop off zone.

7:13am 5th April 2013

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