The DoI will install new barriers at the airport within the next four to six weeks, bringing to an end the age of free unlimited parking at Ronaldsway.

DoI Minister Tim Crookall was asked for an update on a return to charges at the airport by Speaker Juan Watterson.

Mr Crookall said the DoI is working to install a cashless car parking app that he says will ‘improve service to the customer and provide a number of benefits with a corresponding reduction in risks’.

It hasn’t been made clear how those who don’t use apps will pay for their parking. However, a one hour free parking with parking discs is being reintroduced.

The Minister added: ‘Officers from the Public Estates and Housing Division and the Airport are progressing the installation of the system, updated signage, and on site works. It is anticipated that the system will be installed and live within four to six weeks.’