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Thousands of air travellers forget where they parked at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has introduced colour-coded luggage tags at bus stops in its long-term car parks to remind drivers where they have parked
Áine Quinn

DUBLIN Airport is offering help to remind people where they parked - after 4,000 air passengers 'lost' their cars last year.

Travellers typically spend between 20 and 45 minutes searching for their vehicles among the 18,600 spaces across three long-term car parks before seeking the assistance of officials.

The arport has now introduced colour-coded luggage tags at bus stops so that motorists can write the zone and row number of their parking space.

Spokesman Paul O'Kane said the scheme has been been very well received.

"People are often so focused on their flights, maybe they're dealing with two or three children, and they are thinking about how to make it through security that they just don't focus on where they park. Then they come back and can't remember where there car is," he said.

"I think what people love about this scheme is that it's so simple and low-tech.

"Even if people don't take the tags, it encourages them to think about where they parked and maybe then take note of it on their phones."

Air travellers can also tag where they park on the Dublin Airport app to find their way back to their car.

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