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Europcar adds Vans to fleets at Major UK Airports

London Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham and Newcastle join the Van network

London, October 2012 – Europcar the leader in car hire services in Europe, is making van hire more accessible with the addition of five major UK airports to its Van network.  The decision to add airport locations to the Europcar Van network has been prompted by an increasing demand from both businesses and leisure customers for vans at these key commercial hubs.  It also reflects the growth in logistics business originating from airports.

“In the last year we have seen significant growth in van rental by logistics companies”, explained Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group.  “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.”

Europcar Vans are now available at the company’s Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham and Newcastle locations.

“This is all about choice”, added Ken McCall.  “We know that there 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 down-town.

“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”

All Europcar vehicles are less than twelve months old, making it the youngest van fleet in the country. The vans are also fully maintained to manufacturer standards, ensuring they run efficiently and Europcar’s corporate customers benefit from a fleet they can rely on.

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For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office:  Dominic Dennis, Arran Fano, Madeleine Roles or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.  europcarukteam@harrisonsadler.com

About Europcar

Europcar is the leader in car rental services in Europe. Present in 140 countries, the company provides customers with access to the world’s largest vehicle rental network through its own operations, franchisees and partnerships. With 6,500 employees committed to delivering customer satisfaction and an average fleet of 190,000 vehicles, Europcar is conscious of its corporate citizenship responsibilities. Winner of the first World Travel Award recognizing the World’s Leading Green Transport Solutions Company, Europcar also was honored with the Award in 2010 and 2011. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo.

For more information: www.europcar.co.uk

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