Adelaide Airport’s new multi-level short term car park open today (Monday August 6) providing customers with easier, more efficient parking and a weather-proof link with the main terminal.
The new short term car park is more than double the size of the old car park and features a state-of-the-art parking guidance system with red and green lights indicating the location of available parking bays.
Executive General Manager Airport Operations, Vince Scanlon, said the days of customers getting rained on at Adelaide Airport are over.
“Passengers and visitors will now be completely undercover from the moment they enter the short term car park until they board their flight, a significant contrast to the open air car park and the days of walking across the tarmac,” Mr Scanlon said.
“Our new undercover link bridge located on level 2 and soon-to-be-completed undercover walkways will provide all-weather access for customers using the car park and the pick-up and drop-off locations.
“The same will apply to taxi, bus and chauffeured vehicle customers from September when we complete a new dedicated area for these services close to the new car park.
“Parking spaces in the new car park will be, on average, closer to the terminal than in the old short term car park. There will also be displays to indicate the number of available parking spaces on each level.
“All of these improvements mean it will be easier to find a park, and easier to get to and from the terminal.”
New pick-up and drop-off points will be located on the ground level of the new car park. The upper and lower roadways adjacent the terminal will be permanently closed to general traffic from Monday.
Taxis will drop off customers at the new drop-off location under the new car park. The taxi pick up location will remain in its current location until a new dedicated taxi area is opened in September.
The bus stop for public transport buses (eg J1, J2) will temporarily be located on the ground level roadway adjacent T1 close to the domestic baggage carousel area.
Mr Scanlon said the new pedestrian plaza, between the car park and the terminal, is expected to be completed in late 2012. It will feature shops and cafés as well as other public amenities.