Thursday 22 July 2021 8:54 PM UTC
LONDON July 22: Heathrow Airport will introduce a £5 passenger drop-off charge for cars and taxi drivers at departures which must be paid online or over the phone.
The charge will be brought in from October and will apply to all vehicles – including taxis and private hire cars – entering the forecourt areas outside each terminal.
Heathrow Airport is to introduce a £5 passenger drop-off charge outside its terminals – as it desperately attempts to claw back more than £2billion in pandemic losses.
The new charge will be brought in from October and will apply to all vehicles – including taxis and private hire cars – entering the forecourt areas outside the airport’s terminals.
The fee must be paid online or over the phone, with number plate reading cameras, instead of barriers, being used to enforce the charge.
‘We updated these plans after reviews were conducted of all airport projects in light of the collapse in passenger numbers experienced at Heathrow due to the impacts of the pandemic and the subsequent loss of £5million a day.’
Parking fines will be handed out to those who do not pay the charge, Heathrow bosses warned.
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