Lanzarote’s César Manrique Airport has prohibited private vehicles from the lower-level Arrivals concourse at Terminal 1, which will now only be open to buses, taxis and hire cars stationed in the adjacent depot.
The decision has been taken by AENA at the request of taxi drivers, who have complained about ”the abuses of certain drivers who do not respect the road signs.” Fines have already been issued to drivers who have ignored the restrictions.
Despite warnings, cars have continued to park in areas specifically reserved for taxis and buses in order to pick up arriving visitors. Airport director Juan Carlos Peg Ros also claimed that the ban would “encourage the use of public transport, which is much more sustainable than private vehicles.”
From now on, cars wishing to pick up from the airport will have to use the ticketed parking area on the upper level and meet arrivals on foot.
There are no plans to reduce or expand the small amount of spaces for drop-offs in front of Departures on the upper level of Terminal 1, and Terminal 2 will remain unchanged.
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