Tagged Airport Rentals

Green Motion Now Operating at San Diego Rental Center

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion celebrates the opening of its latest U.S. car rental location at San Diego’s new Rental Car Center, which serves customers at San Diego International Airport.


El Paso Airport Opens Rental Car Center

El Paso International Airport has opened its new consolidated rental car facility. The $45.9-million facility was funded by a customer facility charge.


Wisconsin Airport to Build Updated Rental Car Facility

Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport has broken ground on a new rental car facility, which is set to open in spring 2017.


Airport Rates Drop Slightly in June

After a small upturn in rate quotes for March, April, and May, airport rates dropped slightly (74 cents) in June. Summer rental rates may be impacted by England’s decision to leave the European Union; the euro and pound have already been weakened.


ACE Opens New Facility Near Orlando Airport

On June 21, ACE Rent A Car celebrated the grand opening of its new location near Orlando International Airport. The move onto a five-acre property is an upgrade for ACE’s 1,200-vehicle rental operation.


North Carolina Airport Considers Rental Car Fee

North Carolina’s New Bern Airport is considering charging car rental customers a new fee to help pay for improvements at the airport.


Carhood’s Carsharing Service Offers Free Parking

Depicted as AirBnB for cars, Carhood offers peer-to-peer carsharing at the airports in Melbourne and Brisbane. Customers receive free airport parking as well as the chance to earn money when renting out their unused cars to other Carhood members.


Enterprise Expands Market Share to 40% at Portland Airport

Enterprise Holdings’ brands (National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Alamo Rent A Car) have grown the company's collective airport market share to almost 40% at Oregon’s Portland International Airport.


Enterprise Closes Loop on Oil Consumption at Airport Locations

Enterprise Holdings Inc. is partnering with Safety-Kleen, an oil re-refiner, to close the loop on oil consumption at its North American airport operations.


Mex Rent A Car Upgrades Cancun Airport Facility

ACE Rent A Car’s affiliate Mex Rent A Car has revamped its facility at Cancun International Airport including adding more vehicle options.


Airport Rates Up Two Months in a Row

For the first time since July 2014, airport rates were up back-to-back months: in April at $0.59 and in May at $3.79. Denver had the highest average quote at $66.82 while San Diego had the lowest rate at $34.17.


Enterprise to Launch Brands in Ecuador

Partnering with Automotores Y Anexos, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car will launch in Ecuador in 2017 by serving airport customers in Quito and Guayaquil.


April Airport Rates Slightly Up

For the first time in five months, April airport rates were up — up $0.59 overall. The Northeast continued its large year-over-year declines while the Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest were up in the $4 to $5 range.


Salt Lake City Airport Opens New Rental Car Facility

Salt Lake International Airport has new remote service buildings and a new quick turn-around area for its rental car companies, which features 64 fuel pumps and 14 car wash units.


Silvercar Adds Locations in Newark, Brooklyn

Silvercar has announced its continued expansion into the New York area with the launch of its silver Audi A4 fleet at Newark Liberty International Airport and in Brooklyn.


CarTrawler Partners with Ireland’s Shannon Airport

This partnership will provide airport passengers with online access to a range of transportation solutions, including car rental, taxi, shuttle, and private transfer.


O’Hare Airport’s Rental Center Set for 2018 Completion

Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s new car rental facility is set to open at the end of 2018. Once completed, the facility will house 13 car rental brands.


ACE Rent A Car Opens at Cabo Airport

Operated through Mex Rent A Car, ACE Rent A Car has announced the opening of a new affiliate location serving Los Cabos International Airport.


Rate Declines Soften in March

In March, the average airport rate quote was only down 81 cents from March 2015, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. The Northeast region declined $11.71 year-over-year while the Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest regions were all up.


SLC Airport Opens Rental Car Facilities

Salt Lake City International Airport has unveiled its new rental car facilities, including three rental service site buildings and a quick turn-around building to wash, vacuum, and fuel the returned vehicles.


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