The Corpus Christi International Airport will enforce the ‘No curbside waiting’ policy starting tomorrow, May 1st. This means drivers picking up or dropping off a flight passenger will not be able to park on the curb in front of the airport terminal. CCIA officials have cited safety reasons for the change as well as better traffic flow.
To help those who want to wait at the airport can now park in the commercial parking lot for up to 20 minutes for free. Grab a ticket and use it to exit the lot. After 20 minutes, the airport will charge a nominal fee of $1. The new policy affects Uber and Lift drivers too. Taxis have their own designated lane for pick up and drop off.
Kim Bridger-Hunt, CCIA Marketing Manager says the airport isn’t looking to make money on the new policy which was approved by the city council in late March. She says the curbside area was never intended to be a park-and-wait zone. With the traffic congestion building in the front lanes and airport security growing concerns for the safety of airport customers and employees, the policy was needed now. Bridger-Hunt says the airport is losing revenue by allowing free parking-and-waiting for 20 minutes but says this is a reasonable temporary solution for now.