Last minute delay on introduction of ‘app’ parking at airport

The long-awaited implementation of the new parking system at Isle of Man Airport, scheduled to come on stream today, has been delayed ‘while officers consider feedback and ensure concerns are being fully addressed.’

Parking will continue to be free while arrangements to introduce the changes are finalised, and a further announcement will be made on Thursday 19 May regarding when the new cashless payment system will come into force.

Tim Glover MHK, Member of the Department of Infrastructure with responsibility for Ports, told B365: ‘While the new system was to be introduced, a decision has been reached to delay the launch for a short period. The Department is grateful to those who have shared constructive feedback – officers will now be using that to ensure a smooth transition.’

Once the system is in place, the quickest and easiest way to pay will be through a mobile phone or device using the RingGo app, which can be downloaded free from the Apple or Google Play stores.