In accordance with the recent International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) amendment to Annex 17, which recommends security controls on landside areas, access to drop-off and pick-up areas has been partially restricted
AIRPORTS Company South Africa’s Kimberley Regional Airport has applied new parking restrictions in front of its terminal building, which will see motorists being fined for non-compliance.
Airports Company spokesperson, Senzeni Ndebele, said yesterday that parking restrictions have been applied to all areas in front of the terminal building, the road behind the car rental buildings, along the airside perimeter wall and in front of the emergency access gates.
“Passengers and those using Kimberley Airport should take note of the new parking restrictions at Kimberley Airport. Unfortunately, passengers were using the drop-off-and-go facility in front of the terminal building as a parking lot, which created congestion and security risks to all airport users. To ensure a flow of traffic through the airport, to minimise security risks and to comply with global aviation standards, we have updated our parking restrictions.”
He added that in accordance with the recent International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) amendment to Annex 17, which recommends security controls on landside areas, access to drop-off and pick-up areas has been partially restricted.
“There is still ample parking space available in the designated parking areas of the airport. We trust that passengers and visitors to the airport will help us to ensure the safety and security of all,” Ndebele stated.
In addition, in accordance to the National Security Aviation Security Programme (NASP), no vehicle may be left unattended in front of the terminal buildings, and three metres from the perimeter wall. “Travellers are not allowed to leave their vehicles unattended in these areas.”
In order to accommodate travellers while keeping aligned to NASP legislation, the Kimberley Airport has clearly demarcated parking facilities.
There is also a demarcated drop-off and pick-up zone, which has been limited to a 15-minute waiting period. Other services including car rental and cargo are not permitted to use this area.
“Fines for parking illegally in front of the terminal building and emergency gates will be issued at R100.”
– Patsy Beangstrom