Airport taxi levy advances Australias fares

first_imgWhen you’re next hailing a taxi at Sydney Airport expect to pay an extra 50cents as of next month after the airport announced that it would raise its taxi access fee to AUD3.50.An additional AUD1.00 will be charged for mini-buses, buses, coaches and limousines making the airports taxi levy the highest in the country.The hike in fees is attributed to Sydney Airport’s recently completed upgrade of their taxi rank aimed to ease congestion at the International terminal and the proposed upgrading of the domestic terminal rank later this year.The International terminal rank received an AUD2.8million upgrade and has provided an extra eight taxi spaces and improved access for maxi-cabs to assist in reducing the queuing time.The pending AUD1million upgrade of the domestic T2 terminal will increase the amount of taxi spaces from the current 10 to 15 vehicle spaces and provide a new undercover walkway from T2 to the public pick-up area.“Separating large vehicles from the taxi traffic will allow for more efficient traffic flow and reduce queuing time for passengers,” an airport spokesperson said.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has criticized the airport regarding its fees and says no other Australian airport charges taxis more than AUD$3.00. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more