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Easy fee payment app at Rovaniemi Airport parking

01 May 2019, 20:07 ( 3 Months ago) | updated: 02 May 2019, 09:15 ( 3 Months ago)

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Rovaniemi Airport will pilot a parking model based on a smartphone mobile application, instead of barriers and coupons, starting from 1 May 2019, said a Finavia press release.

Parking at Rovaniemi Airport has, up to now, been arranged in the traditional way: access to the parking area has been restricted with a barrier, and customers have had to use coupons and pay stations for parking vehicles. The planned method of payment aims to make parking at the airport smoother and eliminate different barriers, coupons and queuing at the pay stations concerned.

In the future, visitors will drive their cars straight into the parking area and launch the parking application on their smartphone. Customers using the parking mobile phone application for the first time must register in order to use it.

In the application, visitors indicate the beginning of parking on their arrival at the lot and also enter the expected time of departure. When leaving, they pay for parking directly into the application.

If customers wish to extend their parking session, for example because they extend their vacation or because their flight is late, they can update the information in the parking application without returning to their car.

"Mobile applications offer travellers a faster and more flexible way to park their car at the airport. At Rovaniemi Airport, we are eager to test new digital applications that can improve the customer experience and streamline the different stages of travel," said Rovaniemi Airport Manager Johan Juujärvi. .

In future, customers will have three different applications with which to pay parking fee at Rovaniemi Airport. The service is currently offered by ParkMan, EasyPark and Moovy. ParkMan and EasyPark are also available for on-street parking in the town of Rovaniemi. The parking fee at the airport is the same for all applications, but there may be differences in the service fees charged by different applications. Instructions and additional information can be found on the service providers’ websites.

At Rovaniemi Airport, travellers can still use advance pay stations located near the terminal’s front doors where the parking fee can be paid using a debit or credit card. In connection with this change, parking fees will also be revised. Parking will be cheapest when paying with a parking application: the price for one day will be 14 euros when using an application and 16 when using a pay station. The parking reform will not affect customers with a season card for parking.