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Europcar Helps To Get Holidays Off to a Flying Start

Holidaymakers can avoid pricey parking charges with one way airport hire

London, June 2013 – Summer is finally here and thoughts are turning to booking that getaway for some relaxation in the sunshine. Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is helping travellers avoid hefty airport parking charges, which can cost as much as a holiday, according to a recent Which? Money survey.

Europcar’s Airport Connect service offers a convenient and comfortable option that helps get holidays off to a flying start. From just £49 each way, Airport Connect customers simply have their hire car delivered to their home or pick it up from their local Europcar location so that they can drive straight to the airport branch.  Customers flying from Heathrow can use the courtesy coaches which will take them directly to the Airport terminals. On the way home, the process simply works in reverse, so no more struggling with train connections and rushing from A to B. Plus, Airport Connect customers can also transfer between UK airports.

And holidaymakers departing from Heathrow benefit from an even faster transfer to the departure hall.  With 22 courtesy coaches, there’s a transfer to the Heathrow terminals every 7 minutes, making Europcar the fastest car hire company at the airport.

Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group says, “Savvy travellers know to book their airport parking in advance to get the best deals. But the Which? Money research reveals that parking for a week at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted can cost as much as £125 – even if you book in advance.

“With Europcar’s Airport Connect one-way car hire, we’re taking the hassle and the cost out of getting to and from the airport. From just £49 travellers benefit from a door-to-door service that’s easy, affordable and convenient. Plus, by hiring a car to get to the airport there’s no need to struggle with getting all the luggage and passengers safely and comfortably in the family car – and no worries about the car breaking down on the way there!

“Europcar’s Airport Connect helps travellers arrive at the airport relaxed and ready for their holiday.”

Airport Connect from Europcar is available from all the company’s locations across the UK, to any UK airport.  To book Airport Connect, customers can call 0871 384 1089 or log on at europcar.co.uk

UK Airport Parking charges compared to Airport Connect from Europcar-

Source: Which? Money – May 2013

Airport Pre-book Price On the Day price
London Heathrow £65-£125 £125 – £377
London Gatwick £48-£110 £91-£308
Manchester £36-£80 £70-£245
London Stansted £69-£100 £112-£259
London Luton £23-£75 £107-£252

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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.  dominic@harrisonsadler.com

About Europcar Group:

Europcar is the leading brand in mobility in Europe. Present in over 130 countries, the company provides customers with one of the largest rental network through its own operators, franchisees and partnership. Europcar group’s brand portfolio includes Europcar®, InterRent, its low cost brand, and National and Alamo in the EMEA zone. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the company are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. 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, 2011 and 2012 and received for the first time in 2012 the “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award”. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.

For more information: www.europcar.co.uk

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