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Airports Company South Africa’s (ACSA) Kimberley Regional Airport has applied new parking restrictions in front of its terminal building.
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.
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Senior manager for corporate affairs, Senzeni Ndebele said: “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.”
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 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 added.
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In addition, in accordance to the National Security Aviation Security Program (NASP), no vehicle shall be left unattended in front of the terminal buildings, and three meters 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, Kimberly Airport has clearly demarcated parking facilities. There is also a demarcated drop-off and pick-up zone for passengers’ convenience, which has been limited to a 15-minute waiting period. Other services including car rental and cargo are not permitted to use this area.
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Fines for parking illegally in front of the terminal building and emergency gates will be issued at R100.
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