Car park sav­ings of­fered at air­port

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Hamil­ton Air­port has launched a new on­line car park book­ing sys­tem, giv­ing cus­tomers the chance to save sig­nif­i­cantly on park­ing ex­penses.

‘‘The air­port is con­stantly look­ing for ways to pro­vide bet­ter ser­vice at a price point with greater choice. We are pleased to an­nounce our new on­line car park book­ing op­tion gives cus­tomers the abil­ity to book ahead and pre­pay on­line, en­sur­ing their park­ing space is ob­tained at the low­est price avail­able,’’ Hamil­ton Air­port chief ex­ec­u­tive Chris Doak said.

Mr Doak said cus­tomers could save up to 50 per cent on drive-up rates if they booked well ahead of their travel dates.

‘‘If booked at least two weeks ahead of travel, cus­tomers can save up to 50 per cent on drive-up rates. For ex­am­ple, a cus­tomer could book on­line to se­cure a car park close to the ter­mi­nal for $50 for five days and save $45. Or by book­ing a week­end, de­part­ing Fri­day af­ter­noon and re­turn­ing Mon­day morn­ing, a cus­tomer could pay just $29, sav­ing up to $31,’’ he said.

The air­port plans to trial dif­fer­ent car park prod­ucts from time to time; for ex­am­ple of­fers such as su­per saver rates or spe­cial week­end rates. The amount of sav­ings cus­tomers can make by book­ing their park­ing on­line will de­pend on prod­uct up­take and travel du­ra­tion. Book­ing as early as pos­si­ble gives trav­ellers the best chance to get the best prices.

‘‘ We’ll be en­cour­ag­ing cus­tomers to book their car park­ing at the same time they book their trips and hol­i­days in or­der to get the best dis­counts. Just as air­lines pro­vide cheaper seats to cus­tomers if they book early, Hamil­ton Air­port is do­ing the same with its car parks,’’ Mr Doak said.

Hamil­ton Air­port is the first re­gional air­port in New Zealand to of­fer on­line car park book­ing. The same sys­tem is presently of­fered only Auck­land and Welling­ton air­ports.

‘‘We in­tend to trial dif­fer­ent prod­ucts from time to time and be­lieve re­gional New Zealand de­serves the same ad­van­tages as metropoli­tan trav­ellers. There’s no longer a need to travel to Auck­land to save on car park prices,’’ said Mr Doak.

Book­ings can be made

at: www.hamil­ton­air­

Cus­tomers en­ter their travel itin­er­ary through the web­site to re­ceive a quote and range of op­tions. A credit or debit card re­serves the book­ing on a se­cure site and cus­tomers re­ceive an email con­fir­ma­tion of their book­ing de­tails.

Upon ar­rival at Hamil­ton Air­port, cus­tomers use their credit or debit card to en­ter and exit the car park, negat­ing the need to carry a ticket or go to the pay­ment ma­chines sep­a­rately. ‘‘It’s a very easy and seam­less process,’’ said Mr Doak.

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