Europcar, a France-based car rental company, is offering expanded services at UK airports.
The company is currently offering its van rental services at London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Birmingham and Newcastle airport locations in the UK. The company has been expanding its Europcar Van network due to increasing demand from businesses and leisure customers for vans at these locations.
Ken McCall, the managing director at Europcar UK Group, said, ‘In the last year we have seen significant growth in van rental by logistics companies. We believe this is largely due to the huge upturn in online and home shopping over the last year or so. But we think it’s also attributable to the fact that logistics companies want the flexibility of van rental – rather than ownership – so that costs are matched to demand. In addition, these new airport locations increase accessibility of vans for our leisure customers.
This is all about choice. We know that there are a number of businesses operating in and around these airport locations. Therefore, by adding vans to our fleet at those branches, we are simply giving these businesses the same range of choice as organisations operating downtown.
We also understand that consumers want easy access to hire vans, which is why opening at these airport locations, with their extended opening hours and easy transport links, is a perfect fit for our customers.’
Europcar vehicles available for rental are all less than twelve months old, which, the company claims, makes the fleet one of the newest in the UK.