by admin on 29/02/12 at 12:18 pm
Airports are extremely functional places which people do not visit unless they work there, are flying out/in or receiving/dropping off someone. Never does anyone go to the airport to simply hang out. Even then, it is becoming increasingly important for airports around the world to increase and constantly keep expanding their scope of operations and ground facilities. These facilities may include constructions of new terminals, adding of concourses and a variety of other such activities. As such, one of the most important things in airports today is airport parking.
Given the multiple nature of the reasons that people go to the airport, the parking system is very complex and requires a great deal of planning. Check out best prices for parking in Heathrow.
Those who work at the airport must have different lots than from those who are leaving their cars for a while and travelling by plane. Those coming to drop off someone don’t need parking per se but they cannot crowd around the entrance gates which might cause major traffic jams, which means that they need temporary and extremely short time parking slots. Those who are coming to the airport to receive someone may need only a two minute slot to pick-up the passenger or they may need a long term slot to be able to park their cars and go up to the arrivals area. That’s somewhere close to seven different kinds of parking needs all crammed in the space of one airport.
Many airports around the world have a very vast and extremely well connected system of car parks around the airport from which people can find trains or shuttles directly to the arrivals/departure areas of the airports. One of the major things that need to be remembered about airports is that parking does not come cheap. Parking charges for long term parking may be a little cheaper than those of cars which are parking on an hourly basis. With charges that can put to shame the parking costs in central New York on New Years, some of these airports have spent millions trying to build an efficient traffic flow and parking system and therefore the costs are justified.