New taxi drop-off zone opens at Adelaide Airport
A new taxi drop-off zone will open at Adelaide Airport from 9.00am this morning to provide a dedicated facility for taxi drivers and their customers.
The new drop-off zone is located in Atura Circuit between the terminal and the Atura Hotel. Customers will be able to enter the terminal via the north-western doors adjacent Hudsons Coffee and International Arrivals. From there, customers can use the nearby escalator or walk down to the central lifts within the terminal to get up to the check-in hall.
The taxi drop-off zone is expected to significantly free up space for other drivers using the existing pick-up and drop-off zone. At peak times, taxis account for up to 30 per cent of all traffic entering the airport.
Customers wanting to catch a taxi when leaving Adelaide Airport should continue to use the existing taxi rank. Arrangements for ride share and chauffeur vehicles do not change.
Adelaide Airport Executive General Manager Finance & Corporate, Brenton Cox, said taxi customers shouldn’t be concerned if their taxi turns left at the main entry roundabout instead of driving straight ahead.
“The front of the new taxi drop-off zone is closer to the terminal than the existing drop-off zone under the main car park so will be more convenient for taxi customers. A new undercover walkway will also protect customers from the elements,” Mr Cox said.
“Creating a new dedicated taxi drop-off facility adjacent the terminal also frees up space in our existing drop-off zone for other drivers.”
The new taxi drop-off zone is one of several recent improvements to ground transport facilities at Adelaide Airport. Other initiatives include improvements to the taxi rank, upgrades for chauffeured vehicle parking and new ride share pick-up and holding zones.
MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Williams (Hughes Public Relations) on 0401 147 558