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Limousine Owners Have Emergency Meeting with Phoenix Airport Officials

Posted on August 20, 2008 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

PHOENIX – Owners of seven limousine companies had an emergency meeting with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport officials Tuesday to air a series of complaints, which triggered a protest by limo drivers on Friday. Talks will resume again this Friday, Deputy Aviation Director Deborah Ostreicher said. Last week, limos that serve the airport stopped taking customers for nearly three hours. They were protesting airport policies that hurt their bottom line, drivers say. Among other things, the limo firms want to park more cars near the airport terminals in higher-visibility areas.

Visibility is key, limo drivers say, because many passengers make a quick decision about ground transportation as soon as they exit the terminal.

Sky Harbor has reduced the number of limos that can park near the terminals, Ostreicher said, but the changes were made with input from the limousine firms. While construction limits the number of limos that can park at some terminal curbs, the airport is looking at ways to increase the number of spaces for limos, she added.

Source: The Arizona Republic

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