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This petition is calling on Edinburgh Airport to reject its decision to introduce a £1 drop-off charge.
Many of my constituents are deeply unhappy about BAA’s decision to charge drivers £1 to simply drop someone off at the airport. I believe that this charge is just plain mean. For a lot of people getting public transport to the airport is not a viable option. I have been contacted by elderly residents and constituents with young children who don’t have an alternative way of getting to the airport.
I am calling on BAA to reverse this decision as soon as possible.
I have also lodged a Parliamentary motion on the subject:
Date of Lodging: 2 July 2010
Short Title: Drop-off Rip Off at Edinburgh Airport
S3M-06704 Gavin Brown (Lothians) (Con): That the Parliament regrets the decision by BAA to introduce a £1 drop-off charge at Edinburgh Airport; considers that BAA failed to consult widely with passengers ahead of its decision; further considers that for a lot of people, including elderly residents and those with young families, taking public transport to the airport is not a viable option, and urges Edinburgh Airport to abandon the introduction of this ill-thought out charge.
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