Where can I park to pick up people from airport?

| 25/03/2019

I have guests arriving this Wednesday, 27 March, at ORIA about the same time as Prince Charles is dedicating the airport. It says that parking will be closed to the public. Does this mean short-term parking for people who will be meeting passengers as well? If so, what provisions are being made to accommodate the people that are arriving at that time?

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Auntie’s answer: Yes, the short-term lot at Owen Roberts International Airport will be closed from this evening (Monday, 25 March) ahead of the arrival of Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, on Wednesday, 27 March. CIAA officials did not specify why the parking lot will be closed two days ahead of time, simply noting the need to “facilitate the grand opening ceremony”, but I can only imagine it is for security reasons.

To accommodate residents driving to the airport to pick up or drop off people, the authority is allowing use of the long-term parking lot. At the time of writing, no decision had yet been made on how the parking fee will be handled for people using the long-term lot for a short-term stay. However, a CIAA official said they expected to provide an answer today, so readers can check back for an update to this column.

Meanwhile, members of the public who want to attend the official opening ceremony of the airport can park in the empty lot on Cico Avenue near Uncle Clem’s Distributors.

For the official public invitation to the ceremony and map of parking arrangements, click here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Have them first take out a mortgage, then call a taxi.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Another ORIA fiasco in the making