Airport taxis line up in Beirut, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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A new safety rule for the airport – adopted earlier this month – blocking all non-airport-run taxis from the arrivals terminal has been met with anger from drivers and passengers and glee from the Airport-run syndicate.However, the move will likely see airport taxi fares increase as passengers take the often more expensive official cabs or pay the additional $4 car-park charge for private taxis.Part of new safety measures being implemented by the Public Works and Transportation Ministry, along with the civil aviation authorities, the airport recently put into effect new rules and regulations dealing with taxis.Private taxis transporting departing passengers are allowed to enter the departures level, but cannot enter the arrivals level and park, as had been the case over the last three decades.The move has proved contentious with both drivers and passengers, but has been welcomed by accredited Airport Taxi drivers who are still allowed to pull up to the airport arrivals hall.According to the drivers in the Airport Taxi parking lot, there are 200 official Airport Taxis. They say this is sufficient to make sure that passengers can still catch lifts easily.
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