Leeds Bradford Airport has increased their Drop Off and Pick Up fees by 50%, which means the new fee for Taxi drivers and friends and family dropping off at the airport is £3.
Leeds, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2015 -- Ukairportcarparks.co.uk, who provide a cost effective airport parking solution where they compare the prices of all the available Leeds Bradford Airport car parks and give their customers the best available price, has said the increase is wrong.
Taxi drivers who serve the airport, as well as passengers, are up in arms over the increase. Travelling to the airport and being picked up from the airport by taxi in most cases is more expensive than leaving a vehicle in an airport car parking facility. According to taxi drivers, passengers who are trying to reduce the cost are now asking to be dropped off outside the airport entrance. Although this is helping to reduce the cost, it now means a large number of people are struggling with all their luggage from the entrance to the main terminal building.
One Taxi driver who serves Leeds Bradford Airport said: "It is not a great way to start your holiday when you are having to struggle with your luggage. I am seeing more people being dropped off at the entrance due to the increase in prices."
Some taxi drivers have said watching people struggle and rushing from the entrance outside the airport is like watching a trolley dash on television. However, with the airport refusal to reduce the fees, it seems those who want to travel to the airport by taxi will continue to be forced to struggle with their luggage.
Mr Mazar Iqbal, of Hackney Carriage Owners and Drivers Association, said: "It is absolutely ridiculous. I go to drop off - and in and out for £3 is ridiculous. You are just popping in and popping out.
"A drop off is about two minutes; a pick up is about five minutes. If they allowed us just five minutes in and out, that would be fair play."
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