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Eindhoven Airport is 1st in Europe with mobile parking service

Eindhoven, 15 April 2014

With the high season fast approaching, Eindhoven Airport has decided to make parking even easier for its passengers. From today drivers with a Parkmobile account will be able to pay for parking at Eindhoven Airport without having to get a parking ticket. Together with Parkmobile, Eindhoven Airport is introducing number plate recognition to its car parks.

Number plate gives access to car parks
The advent of ‘smart’ number plate recognition technology means that drivers no longer need a parking ticket to drive in and out of the car park. . A camera in the barrier recognises the Parkmobile user’s number plate and opens automatically. The driver can also leave the car park immediately without having to pay at the ticket machine first. Parking costs are paid to Parkmobile automatically at the end of the month.

“As part of our efforts to improve customer experience, Eindhoven Airport is pleased to offer its passengers and visitors a fast, innovative and easy way of parking. In this way, together with Parkmobile we can offer our customers an extremely convenient parking experience. The fact that this makes us the first airport in Europe to offer ‘mobile parking’ shows that we respond in innovative ways to our guests’ wishes.„ Joost Meijs, Managing Director of Eindhoven Airport
“Parkmobile is enthusiastic about Eindhoven Airport’s move to introduce this ‘smart’ and straightforward method of paying for parking.  With Eindhoven Airport as Europe’s first airport to link up with our technology, we hope to be able to convince other airports of the convenience of mobile parking„ Ronald Bijl, Sales Consultant for Parkmobile

Number plate recognition is available in all car parks at Eindhoven Airport: P3, 4, 5 and 8.

Car owners who wish to take advantage of ‘smart parking’ at Eindhoven Airport need to obtain a Parkmobile garage token (key ring) first. This ensures that the car is recognised and that the barrier is raised automatically when the driver enters or leaves the car park.

About Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport is the second largest airport in the Netherlands, with around 3.4 million passengers in 2013. Eindhoven Airport provides access to the high-tech Brainport and many capital cities and major economic centres, as well as popular holiday destinations throughout Europe.

About Parkmobile
Parkmobile is the market leader in the Netherlands in mobile parking payment solutions and is active in more than 115 Dutch towns and cities. Parking fees can be paid by registering the start and end time of each parking session by phone, text message and with the Parkmobile App for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. Parking costs are paid monthly through an online payment method following registration. In addition, it is possible to park using number plate recognition at more than 25 closed car parks. Parkmobile also operates in hundreds of towns and cities outside the Netherlands, in Belgium, the UK, Germany, Canada, the USA and Australia, among other countries.

About Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven Airport, with over 4 million passengers in 2015 the second largest airport in the Netherlands, boosts the business climate in the south of the Netherlands and is crucial to the region in achieving its ambitions. The airport is aiming for a broad portfolio of destinations. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 70 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. Eindhoven Airport connects Brainport to Europe in particular and makes the region internationally accessible. With 1500 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. According to the agreements between national and regional stakeholders, Eindhoven Airport will have the space to grow to some 5.5 million passengers in 2020. The growth will be achieved with the support of the local community and within the frameworks of the Alders Opinion and the Dutch government's Air Travel Policy Document. Eindhoven Airport pursues an integrated policy for growth, the environment and sustainability.


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