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Newcastle Airport introduces licence plate recognition for parking


A new online booking and licence plate recognition system is expected to make parking even easier at Newcastle Airport.

The initiative will allow passengers to reserve their spots, via the organisation’s website, in advance of their trip.

The software boasts a simple process that lets them choose their dates, select their preferred parking option and complete their booking.

The boom gates then open automatically, when entering or exiting the car park, on reading the licence plate of the vehicle.

Newcastle Airport CEO Dr Peter Cock hopes it provides travellers with a stress-free experience.

“We are constantly striving to improve our services for passengers,” he said.

“In the past few years, we’ve doubled our direct destinations to 12.

“And, with the construction on the new terminal about to start, it was the perfect time to roll out something that our passengers have been asking for.

“We are setting ourselves to be a step above the bigger and busier airports when it comes to the customer experience.”

Access to discounts and special offers is only one way the online parking booking system will provide greater convenience and peace of mind for commuters.

Executive general manager of aviation Shane de Wit admitted the platform was an exciting addition to the airport services.

“Not only can you book online, but when you get to the car park, the licence plate recognition system will identify your car and lift the boom gate,” he said.

“We’ve heard our passengers and understand that knowing you have a space can be an unnecessary stress for travellers, especially during peak periods.”

The airport offers a range of choices, with the booking and licence plate recognition systems now available in the Short Stay, Long Stay and Long Stay Saver car parks.

Passengers can book their parking, up to four hours before they head to the airport.

Tickets will still be available at the gate for those who have not booked online or are parking for less than a day.

For further information on the latest system and to book parking, go to

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