Reduced charges for courtesy vehicles with Chch Airport

Courtesy vehicle operators who collect customers from Christchurch Airport terminal will soon pay less to do this.

Chief Commercial Official Blair Forgie says reduced costs and new choices will take impact on July 1 and have today been communicated to accommodation providers plus off-airport parking companies.

Mr Forgie says the adjustments are the result of a review of all terrain transport operations at the airport.

“We have spent weeks reviewing charges for all operators, with all the aim of ensuring equity and transparency across all ground transport, inch he says. “We had to review taxi operations ahead of the expiry of current licences at the end of June, so increased the review out to include all of the ground transport operators. ”

As a result, some charges may halve.

“From Come july 1st 1, the access fee with regard to courtesy vehicles will halve through $10. 00 to $4. 78 excluding GST. Alternatively, high customers can choose to pay a fixed annual fee rather than the per-visit access fee. Both apply when collecting customers — dropping off stays free. inch

Mr Forgie states on-demand taxis will also pay less.

“Taxis currently pay out an annual licence fee of $5, 000 and an access fee of $5 – $6 to collect their customers from the airport. From July 1 there will be no yearly licence fee. Instead, taxi motorists will pay $4. 78 excluding GST each time they drop off and gather customers, reflecting the fact that they cost customers for both trips.

“Importantly, from July 1 we will display taxi charges upon signs at ground transport drop-off and collection points, as well as on the airport website, so customers will know exactly what the charges are.

“The new arrangement will help us encourage more taxis to be available here late at night when the final flights of the day arrive. Without having enough taxis around midnight has become a frustration for us and our travellers, so we anticipate better service later on. ”

Mr Forgie says customer research will result in adjustments to airport car parking in the next few months.

“For almost a year now, we have been asking customers what they wish in terms of parking. They tell us choice is their top priority, followed by cost plus convenience.

“The first thing we’re doing is making all the choices clear, both on and off the airport. This will include information on our own website and a pamphlet issued throughout Canterbury to explain all the options available on and off the airport.

“We’re also working on ways to enhance what we already offer at the airport, including developing new parking areas plus products.

“We’ll assist the public understand all the options available to them when they’re coming to the airport, to make sure they choose the best area for his or her needs. ”

Mr Forgie says the new parking choices is going to be announced in six to eight weeks.


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Courtesy vehicle operators who gather customers from Christchurch Airport may soon pay less to do so.

Chief Commercial Officer Blair Forgie says reduced charges plus new choices will take effect on Come july 1st 1 and have today been communicated to accommodation providers and off-airport parking companies.

Mister Forgie says the changes are the result of a review of all ground transport operations at the airport.

“We have spent months critiquing charges for all operators, with the purpose of ensuring equity and transparency throughout all ground transport, ” he says. “We had to review taxi functions ahead of the expiry of current permits at the end of June, so widened the review out to include all terrain transport operators. ”

As a result, some charges will halve.

“From July 1, the access fee for politeness vehicles will halve from $10. 00 to $4. 78 excluding GST. Alternatively, high users can pick to pay a fixed annual fee as opposed to the per-visit access fee. Both use when collecting customers – falling off stays free. ”

Mr Forgie says on demand taxis will also pay less.

“Taxis currently pay an annual licence fee of $5, 500 and an access fee associated with $5 – $6 to collect their particular customers from the airport. From Come july 1st 1 there will be no annual licence fee. Instead, taxi drivers are going to pay $4. 78 excluding GST each time they drop off and collect customers, reflecting the fact that they charge customers for both trips.

“Importantly, from July 1 we will display taxi charges on signals at ground transport drop-off plus collection points, as well as on the airport website, so customers will know exactly what the charges are.

“The new arrangement will help us encourage more taxis to be offered here late at night when the last flights of the day arrive. Not having enough taxis around midnight has been a annoyance for us and our travellers, and we anticipate better service in the future. inch

Mr Forgie states customer research will result in changes to airport car parking in the next few months.

“For almost a year now, we have been asking customers what they want when it comes to parking. They tell us choice is their particular top priority, followed by cost and comfort.

“The first thing we’re doing is making all the choices clear, both on and off the airport. This will include information on our site and a pamphlet issued across Canterbury to explain all the options available on and off the airport.

“We’re also working on ways to enhance what we already offer at the airport, including establishing new parking areas and items.

“We’ll help the public understand all the options available to them whenever they’re coming to the airport, to make sure they choose the best area for their requirements. ”

Mr Forgie states the new parking choices will be announced in six to eight weeks.

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