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Parking charges are being introduced at Stornoway Airport.

A flat rate of £3 per day will commence in the early summer.

There will be no discount for parking less than 24 hours.

However, a free one hour pick up or drop off period will operate within a designated zone.

In addition, a ticket waiver scheme will allow passengers who have to travel to attend medical and hospital appointments to park for free.

Blue badge holders will be charged for their cars at the same £3 rate as other drivers.

Airport operator Hial said there will be provision for blue badge holders within the airport car parks and designated parking bays will be provided as “close to the terminal as possible.”

Some 318 spaces are being marked out at Stornoway Airport and pay stations and barriers will be installed.

Hial airports in Shetland and Kirkwall will also stop free parking.

Parking charges already exist at Hial’s other airports at Inverness and Dundee.

Airport operator Hial said the £500,000 investment from introducing the charges is expected to be recouped in the first 12 months of operation.

The money raised will be “continuously reinvested to maintain and ultimately improve facilities.”

Managing director Inglis Lyon said: “Our decision to increase charges has been taken in the best interests ensuring long-term sustainability of our airports.”

He said the Hial’s funding model is “sensible, fair and pragmatic.”


Parking charges being introduced at Stornoway Airport

16 March 2018