Tagged Airport Rentals

November Rates Up $6.68, Continuing Trend

Rate quotes have been up each week year over year since the June 2 survey — a continuous run of 27 weeks.


San Diego Airport’s Rental Car Center Wins Building Award

In conjunction with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the Austin/Sundt joint venture team accepted an award for the San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center in the category of Excellence in Building Construction – Public Work.


Green Motion San Diego Wins Six Franchise Awards

Green Motion’s San Diego franchise received six awards during the company’s International Franchise Network Awards.


Sixt Eyes Top 30 U.S. Airports and Beyond

On the opening of Sixt’s new U.S. headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, CEO Erich Sixt contends that “In 10 years’ time, Europe will be a branch of the U.S.”


Hertz Names Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving Car Rentals

According to Hertz, the busiest airport pick-up locations this Thanksgiving are expected to be Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, and Fort Lauderdale.


L.A. Airport Requests Proposals for New Rental Facility

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has released the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for its consolidated rental car facility (conrac) to four prequalified teams.


October Airport Rates Highest in Three Years

In October, the deseasonalized average at $54.41 and the $8.37 year-over-year increase are the highest rates since the one-month recall shortage spike in July 2014.


Sixt Expands Miami Airport Location

Sixt has launched a newly-expanded space at its Miami Airport location. The location now has 10 customer service counters and other features include a new TV monitor system and an area to charge electronic devices.


Southeast Airport Rates Up Due to Hurricanes

In September, airport rates in the southeast region were up $10.06 over last year, though Southwest rates (Houston) were up only $1.18.


Green Motion Opens Franchise in Mauritius

Environmentally-focused car rental company Green Motion has opened a franchise location at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on the island of Mauritius.


Heathrow Airport Signs Deal With CarTrawler

CarTrawler will offer Heathrow.com customers access to rental vehicles from 2,300 suppliers across the world.


San Diego’s Rental Car Center Unveils Digital Art Installation

San Diego International Airport’s Rental Car Center has revealed a 1,600-foot long digital art installation called Dazzle. The panels collectively display more than 15 designed animations.


Seattle Airport Rental Employees Get $2M in Back Pay

Hertz and Thrifty will pay nearly $2 million to its Seattle-Tacoma International Airport employees in back pay owed under SeaTac’s minimum wage law, according to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.


Airport Rates Continue Upward Trend in August

August airport rates were up $3.45 over last year. Hurricane Harvey’s devastation will have a major effect on the Texas vehicle rental industry, but it didn’t significantly affect rates in August.


Eclipse Gazers Flock to Car Rental Counters

Many car rental companies — in the path of the total solar eclipse or nearby — saw an increase in reservations last weekend for travelers coming to view the coast-to-coast solar eclipse. A few operators describe their experience.


Honolulu Airport Modifies Rental Car Returns During Construction

The modified route is part of the improvement project to build a new consolidated rental car facility at the airport. Once finished, the five-story car rental facility will house the companies in one location with approximately 4,400 parking stalls.


L.A. Approves Purchase of Land for Rental Car Center

The Los Angeles City Council approved the acquisition of 37 parcels of land as part of its traffic improvement project at Los Angeles International Airport. The project includes a new consolidated rental car center.


July Airport Rates Continue to Build Momentum

July was the second month of strong year-over-year rates, up $6.48 from a year ago. The Northeast region had the highest rates with an increase of $15.17.


Los Angeles Airport Issues Request for Proposals for New Conrac

Los Angeles World Airports has issued a request for proposals for its Landside Access Modernization Program, which will add an automated people mover train, a consolidated rental car facility, and additional parking structures.


Sixt Opens Corporate Locations in San Diego, San Antonio

Sixt Rent-a-Car has expanded its offering in the U.S. with the announcement of two upcoming corporate locations: San Diego and San Antonio.


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