21 SEPTEMBER 2009

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Article from BTNews 21 SEPTEMBER 2009

Airport parking costs

AIRPORT PARKING has come under scrutiny from the London Daily Express.  In a featured article last week the newspaper singled out London City Airport as the most expensive in the country, noting that it cost £186 to pre-book a car space for a week.  By just turning up it jumps to £252 or £504 for a fortnight.  To be fair to the airport the claim that it is encouraging people to use the excellent DLR from both north and south of the river is true with 63% of passengers arriving by that means, easily the highest rail/airport ratio in the country.  At Heathrow the pre-booked fee is £63.90, Gatwick is up to £62, and Luton £67.99.  The average across ten British airports is £45.  Vote seeking Liberal Democrat Norman Baker, who uncovered the figures, said: “What is the point of trawling the internet to get cheap air fares, only to get ripped off by excessive car park charges at our airports?”  See also Birmingham Airport station car park. www.londoncityairport.com

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