East Midlands Airport parking company sold in pre-pack deal

A company which provides parking spaces at East Midlands Airport fell into administration late last week, leaving holidaymakers returning from overseas waiting hours to retrive their cars, according to reports.

Purple Parking went into administration last Thursday and its website and brand was sold in a pre-pack deal to Holiday Extras.

Matthew Pack, Holiday Extras, Group Chief Executive officer, said: “Our acquisition of Purple Parking’s online assets is focused on providing continuity of service for Purple Parking’s customers, suppliers and distributors.

“The 36 existing Purple Parking booking agency staff will transfer immediately to Holiday Extras under TUPE regulations.

“Whilst the pre-pack purchase sees us responsible for new bookings made from 3rd November via the brand, we are also focused on ensuring that every customer that had an existing booking with Purple Parking, has their parking arrangements honoured. We are in discussion with all car parks and are very pleased with the response so far.”

Purple Parking had been operating at 26 airports across the UK for 25 years.