Cape Town International Airport bosses have slashed the free parking time allocated to airport users.
It means those picking up up or dropping off passengers in P1 now have just 20 minutes, rather 30 of free waiting time.
Spokesperson Deidre Davids says after extensive deliberations, management decided that 20 minutes is ample time to pick and go.
We will certainly look at and monitor the usage and if it is found to be unreasonable we will have to look at that.— Deidre Davids, Spokesperson for Cape Town International Airport
The team has done a variety of tests and they have found that the 20 minutes ,specifically for pick up, is ample time.— Deidre Davids, Spokesperson for Cape Town International Airport
Davids says they recommend that those being picked up, wait in the pick up area rather than at 'Arrivals' in order to cut down waiting time.
She also advises that people monitor flight information in order to plan for possible delays.
We also found that people tend to come to the airport and they don't do only the pick up. They go around and have coffee, so it becomes more of an experiential visit.— Deidre Davids, Spokesperson for Cape Town International Airport
The intention is not to wait in the pick up area. Please don't wait in the pick up area... if there is a delay use either P3 or P4.— Deidre Davids, Spokesperson for Cape Town International Airport
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