Hackney cab drivers call on Gatwick ‘to be fair’ » National Taxi Association

Hackney cab drivers call on Gatwick ‘to be fair’ » National Taxi Association

Hackney cab drivers have called on Gatwick to give customers a choice by opening taxi ranks at the airport. Amin Mirza, chairman of the Hackney Carriage Association (HCA), said he feared regulations restricting his drivers from picking up at the airport could see cabbies out of a job. Mr Mirza pointed out cab drivers were licensed to pick up and drop off passengers anywhere in the borough – and the airport lays within the borough boundary. Calling on Crawley Borough Council to look into the matter, he said: “This is our major issue – that Hackney Carriage drivers think they are missing their rights to have access to Gatwick. “I think it’s about time the local authority looked at the matter very seriously otherwise we will lose this trade and we may not have many cabbies – they will be out of a job. “Are they going to stick to the regulations or not?” The airport runs one r...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=8943

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