Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) will shortly be introducing changes to the car parking arrangements for those drivers visiting the airport to either drop off or pick up passengers.
Following a review of the existing arrangements, from Monday 10th April drivers will continue to have a choice of facilities at LJLA, however there will be changes to the parking charges. These include:
The Free period in the Drop Off 2 car park, which is located a short walk from the terminal, will be extended from 20 minutes to 40 minutes.
The tariff in the Express Drop Off and Pick Up facility which is located directly opposite the terminal, will be increased from £2 to £3 for up to 20 mins.
Other tariff changes to these car parks will now mean that stays of longer than 20 minutes and less than 4 hours are now best accommodated in the short stay multi storey car park.
An airport spokesman said: “Unlike most other UK airports, LJLA continues to offer free parking for those drivers both dropping off and picking up passengers. However a number of Airport users have commented that the 20 minute free parking time period in the Drop Off 2 car park was insufficient for those drivers wishing to assist friends or relatives to or from the terminal building.
“By doubling the free parking period to 40 minutes, drivers should now have ample time to walk the 10 minutes to/from the terminal, whilst accompanying passengers and still be able to take advantage of no parking charges.”
It adds that the tariff in the Express Drop Off and Pick Up facility has been increased in order to better manage demand and reduce congestion in this area caused by growing passenger numbers and popularity of products. The increased charge is to encourage more drivers to make use of the other parking areas available.