Airport parking fee charges start Aug. 1 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:51

The Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA), effective August 1, will start charging for the utilization of its parking area.

Airport manager Danilo Abareta made the formal announcement during the regular press briefing held at City Hall Monday.

“Pursuant to Authority Order No. 140-14 and Memorandum Circular No. 12-14, the Zamboanga International Airport under the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will start collecting a parking fee for cars and motorcycles that will use the airport’s parking area,” Abareta told members of the media.

This, according to the airport manager, is in consonance with the authority’s drive to increase the revenue from the city’s airport.

Abareta stressed, however, that the order to collect parking fees applies to all CAAP-controlled airports in the country.

The rates will be P20 for cars and other four wheel vehicles for the first 2 hours and additional P10 for the next succeeding hours and P10 for motorcycles for the first two hours and additional P5 for the next succeeding hours.

Based on the CAAP Circular, all government vehicles (red plates), drop off or pick-up passengers/guests that did not park for more than 10 minutes are exempted from the parking fee.

The airport official likewise apprised members of the media on the ongoing improvements made at the city airport, particularly the construction of new restrooms inside the building. The restoration of lampposts at the parking area has also been implemented, he added.

To further improve the safety and security inside the airport, Abareta shared, airport administration is closely coordinating with police authorities and security agencies for the ejectment of squatters inside the airport. — Claudine Uniana