Hamilton Airport today launched a new online carpark booking system, providing customers with a chance to save significantly on parking expenses.
Hamilton Airport CEO, Chris Doak, says, "The airport is constantly looking for ways to provide better service at a price point with greater choice. We are pleased to announce our new online carpark booking option gives customers the ability to book ahead and pre-pay online, ensuring their parking space is obtained at the lowest price available."
Mr Doak said customers could save up to 50 percent on drive-up rates if they book well ahead of their travel dates.
"If booked at least two weeks ahead of travel, customers can save up to 50 percent on drive-up rates.
"For example, a customer could book online to secure a carpark close to the terminal for $50 for five days and save $45. Or by booking a weekend, departing Friday afternoon and returning Monday morning, a customer could pay just $29 - saving up to $31," explains Mr Doak.
The Airport plans to trial different carpark products from time to time, for example offers such as super saver rates or special weekend rates. The amount of savings customers can make by booking their parking online will depend on product uptake and duration of travel. Booking as early as possible gives travellers the best chance to get the best prices.
"We'll be encouraging customers to book their carparking at the same time they book their trips and holidays in order to get the best discounts. Just as airlines provide cheaper seats to customers if they book early, Hamilton Airport is doing the same with its carparks," says Mr Doak.
Hamilton Airport is the first regional airport in New Zealand to offer online carpark booking. The same system is currently only offered at the major metropolitan airports in Auckland and Wellington.
"We intend to trial different products from time to time and believe regional New Zealand deserves the same advantages as metropolitan travellers. There's no longer a need to travel to Auckland to save on carpark prices," says Mr Doak. Bookings can be made at: www.hamiltonairport.co.nz.
Customers enter their travel itinerary through the website to receive a quote and range of options. A credit or debit card reserves the booking on a secure site and customers receive an email confirmation of their booking details.
Upon arrival at Hamilton Airport, customers use their credit or debit card to enter and exit the carpark, negating the need to carry a ticket or go to the payment machines separately. "It's a very easy and seamless process," says Mr Doak.
For more information, visit www.hamiltonairport.co.nz.
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