Bournemouth Airport offers safe car parking

Bournemouth Airport has said that it has successfully retained its Park Mark status, following a strict re-assessment by the Police.

‘This means that everyone parking their car at the airport can be confident that their car will always be parked in a safe environment and that we have strict measures in place for deterring criminal activity,’ explains Paul Knight, managing director of Bournemouth Airport.

‘We know that some companies are now offering a ‘meet and greet’ service at the Airport. However, these organisations are completely unregulated and your car could be parked anywhere while you are away, often in an area which has no safety or security measures in place. The airport was first awarded the Park Mark status four years ago and maintaining this highly respected seal of approval from the Police is very important to us and our passengers,’ he added.

Supported by the Home Office and managed for the Association of Chief Police Officers by the British Parking Association, the Park Mark Safer Parking Scheme is aimed at reducing both crime, and the fear of crime, in parking facilities. The award is given to parking facilities that have achieved the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police, covering aspects such as quality management, appropriate lighting, effective surveillance and a clean environment.

Bournemouth Airport is a national and international gateway to Southern England, annually serving around 600,000 passengers and 36 destinations. The Airport has recently completes a GBP45m investment in its terminal, providing air travellers to and from the South Coast region of England with a new and enhanced passenger experience.

There are two car parks at Bournemouth Airport both within a walking distance from the terminal building. Passengers could save up to 70 percent compared to the turn-up parking tariff if they pre-book online, the airport added in its release.