Holiday Extras Group and Doncaster Sheffield Airport Agree Significant Expansion Plan
Holiday Extras - the UK market leader in travel extras such as airport parking, transfers, and travel insurance – has joined forces with Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) – one of the fastest growing airports in the UK - to install cutting-edge parking optimisation technology to manage the growing demand for customer carparking.
This investment forms part of an overall £3.5m investment being made by the airport to provide over 2,000 new parking spaces. In a leading global airport passenger service survey, ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ), DSA has over the last year been consistently rated top in the UK for its parking facilities and their value for money.
Holiday Extras operates a portfolio of parking and travel technology businesses including Airparks, parking technology provider Park IT and Chauntry, the world’s leading provider of parking software. With 55 destinations including long haul, a record year expected this year of 1.45m, and an overall forecast of 4.7m passengers predicted by 2037, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is a natural choice to install this exciting technology investment.
Airparks opened a new car park at Doncaster Sheffield Airport on 1st July 2019 initially expanding capacity by more than 550 self-park spaces, rising to an additional 750 spaces by 2020.
The airport is also adding between 1500 – 1800 new spaces for its Meet and Greet car parking service which been rated at 89% by Holiday Extras customers over the last 12 months.
A short five-minute walk to the terminal, Airparks is available exclusively through the Holiday Extras and FlyDSA.co.uk websites, providing professional and cost-effective on-site airport parking.
DSA is one of two airports that will be installing Holiday Extra’s technology innovator partner ParkIT’s Dynamic Allocation Service – the new learning module is designed to understand each valet parking operation and recommend how to manage it. As a long-standing customer of ParkIT and with such ambitious expansion plans, DSA was a natural choice for launch this exciting new technology.
Matthew Paxton, Chief Commercial Officer at Holiday Extras, said, “We’re delighted that so many of our portfolio companies have come together seamlessly this summer to support our partners at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in their ambitious 20-year growth plan. DSA has been a ParkIT customer for more than three years and DSA has worked with Holiday Extras’ consumer brand for as long as I can remember. We’re therefore delighted to have them on board as the very first customer for Airparks’ branded on-site parking offering, as well as part of ParkIt’s exciting new machine learning software.”
Ian Smith, Commercial & Passenger Experience Director, Doncaster Sheffield Airport said:
“We are extremely proud of our reputation for Easy, Friendly, Relaxed service for every aspect of our customers’ experience at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, from car parking, to check-in to the retail offer. Being able to offer our customers plenty of choice is an important aspect of this and working with Holiday Extras helps us to accelerate our plans for expansion and optimise our parking operations at the airport.”