The second largest airport in Greece, “Makedonia” in Thessaloniki, was a major challenge for SCAN in order to create a modern outdoor parking lot with over 2.000 spaces. The initial installation was unable to cope with the increased traffic, couldn’t provide a smooth passenger changeover and had an outdated management system.
SCAN redesigned the whole area, choosing an integrated parking solution from Scheidt & Bachmann, with full automation, automatic payment terminals and manned cashier’s booths and with plate recognition capability. All 16 entry points are monitored by CCTV, an intercom system was installed, and a fiber optic network provides central management to Civil Aviation Authority offices, supported by an uninterrupted power supply system.
The initial area was divided in 10 independent lots, with a total capacity of 2.300 cars (and motorcycles) and 70 buses. Three lots with 1.325 spaces are available for commercial use, and another 710 spaces are used by airport personnel.
The new lot was immediately successful, registering a 50% entries increase, ensuring a fast changeover for millions of passengers each year, contributing significantly to the region’s expanding tourism industry.