Airport News

Chief who introduced free airport parking departs

Mon, 15 Jun, 2009

An airport head who introduced free parking has made an amicable departure.

David Kershaw was the chief executive of Blackpool International Airport for two years.

In his time at the post, he brought in free airport parking, which was said to have upped passenger numbers.

He said in a statement: "I remain extremely passionate about the opportunities for growth and success for the airport and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my staff, customers and stakeholders the very best for the future."

An airport spokesperson said that "a great deal" had been achieved while Mr Kershaw was in charge.

While there is free airport parking for up to 15 days for travellers going through the airport on international journeys, charges apply for pick-up and drop-off drivers.

Airport parking is free for the first 15 minutes but half an hour will cost £2.50, with charges rising to £26.50 for a 24-hour stay.


Joe Evans

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