Date ArticleType
7/28/2016 Member News
PIE Airport Opens Cell Phone Waiting Lot

St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE) opens Cell Phone Waiting Lot

In its 4th year of double digit passenger increases, a Cell Phone Waiting Lot has been added at PIE for the convenience of our “Meeters and Greeters” and Ride Sharing Services. With our rapid growth, curbside waiting to pick up arriving passengers at peak times can result in curbside congestion.

The Cell Phone Lot is paved, lit, and conveniently located near the base of the Air Traffic Control Tower, only 1,000 feet away from the terminal building. The most direct access is to turn into the airport on 144th Ave/Airport Parkway and the Cell Phone lot is on the left. The lot is also accessible from the internal roadway system of the airport. Drivers will be able to monitor flight arrivals on their mobile device with free Wi-Fi by accessing and/or proceed to curbside when the passenger calls for pick up. This is an active waiting lot only. No unattended vehicles or overnight parking is permitted. Ride sharing services may use this facility to wait on arriving passengers.

With this added amenity, the airport will gradually phase in active loading only for passengers and phase out curbside waiting. PIE’s customers will now enjoy easier pick up and drop off of passengers and exiting from the airport. First 100 customers using the cell phone lot on Friday for arriving flights beginning at Noon receive a PIE Cell Phone Card Holder Case.