'Bonkers' plan to charge for Newquay Airport drop offs: VOTE
9:49am Thursday 10th January 2013 in Truro
A plan to charge drivers £1 for picking up or dropping people off at Newquay Airport has been described as 'bonkers'.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert has called the plan 'absolutely bonkers', with the potential for the road outside the airport becoming "very dangerous" with people trying to avoid the charges.
Mr Gilbert said: "You don't find people paying a pound to unload a bag to get on the train. It shouldn't be happening at Newquay Airport".
However Al Titterington, the managing director at the council owned airport said others were charging and that the the move followed complaints from people who had overstayed the five-minute waiting period and had received fines.
From March the free drop-off area will be removed and people will be required to park in the car parks with a charge of £1 levied.