To Canberra Airport:
Despite reports that you’ve run out of money and so can’t upgrade the airport, you have cut off and commenced bulldozing over half of the short term and long term car parks.
While we’re certainly not on the same level as Sydney or Melbourne in terms of traffic through our airport, the current level of parking available is now beyond inadequate – on Wednesday and Thursday there were several cars in the long term carpark forced to park in places where it was clearly not allowed – all hoping not to get a ticket or clamped or towed. In addition to this, the short term carpark seemed equally full with nearly a dozen people aimlessly doing laps trying in vain to find a berth for their vehicle.
My car was one of these. After entering the carpark and searching in vain for nearly 30 minutes, I had to just park where I could – out of the way but over a triangle of painted lines and therefore not legal – and run to the terminal to catch my flight (which I nearly missed). I had no choice, and am lucky that I wasn’t fined, or worse.
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Why would a boom gate let you in if there are physically no spaces?
If you’re going to liquidate over half the parking capacity seemingly overnight (I travel frequently and think this happened between Monday and Wednesday), would you please notify someone? Anyone?! The Canberra Airport website only makes allusions to the fact that a new car park is being built. Consulting it today, at the “ground transport – by car” section, there is no mention of any reduced capacity in parking. THERE SHOULD BE.
How about alternatives? Free parking and shuttle from Brand Depot perhaps? But I suppose that would just be too logical.
Anyone got any insights into this madness?