Halifax International Airport is officially named as the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, in honour of Robert Stanfield, a Premier of Nova Scotia, the province in which the airport is located. This Canadian airport is the seventh largest in the country, and is located about 35km north of Halifax. It serves this city, as well as mainland Nova Scotia and cities in neighbouring Maritime provinces. The best way to travel from the airport is by rented car, from one of the Halifax International Airport car hire companies, such as Avis Car Rental. Avis provides vehicles for all occasions, and some of the cheapest car hire rates for their airport passengers.
Avis is one of the major car hire companies in the world, with thousands of car rental locations in many different countries. They have always ensured that their customers are treated with the utmost professionalism, and that their vehicles are worthy of the money spent for them. Avis is also a good choice of car hire company for any type of vehicle, and for vehicles required for leisure and business purposes. Avis Halifax International Airport is found in the domestic arrival area, and is open from 06:30am to 12:30am, seven days a week. These hours are convenient for the majority of the airport’s arrival flights, even though the terminal building is open twenty-four hours a day.
Passengers will arrive at the single terminal building of Halifax Airport, and will claim their baggage from one of the luggage carousels in their arrival area. The terminal of the airport was built in 1960, but has since undergone many renovations to improve its size and facilities, in order to accommodate the growing number of passengers at the airport. A new hotel will also be completed soon, with fourteen storeys and 169 comfortable rooms. Passengers who have rented a car from Avis will find that many areas are within easy driving distance of the airport. The Veteran’s Memorial Highway 102 leads the way to the city of Halifax, as well as to areas north of the airport, such as Shubenacadie and Truro. The Highway 102 provides a connection to Highway 101 as well, to Windsor, and to Highway 103 that travels the coastline of Nova Scotia, passing the cities of Hubbards, Chester, Mahone Bay, Bridgewater, Liverpool, Shelburne and Barrington, amongst many others.
Driving a rented car from Avis is definitely the most convenient way to travel in the Nova Scotia province of Canada, although there are bus and train services available. Ensure that you hire a car of the correct size for your passengers and luggage, and that all necessary equipment has been requested. Child seats will be needed for younger members of your family, and a satellite navigation system could be very useful as well. vehicles may also be arranged as an Avis one way hire, and then returned to a location other than Halifax International Airport. One way hires, as well as extra items of equipment requested, will cost a few extra dollars per day of car hire, or per rental contract.
The Halifax International Airport car rental companies, including Avis, organise their vehicles in different categories. Cars are therefore hired by category rather than by their specific make and model, and are priced accordingly as well. A large number of vehicles can be hired from Avis’ Specialty categories, including the BMW 328I, Fiat 500 Convertible, Ford Mustang GT Convertible, Cadillac GTS, Fiat 500 Sport, Hyundai Genesis, Dodge Challenger RT, Volkswagen Beetle and the Jeep Wrangler. These types of specialty cars may only be available to drivers 25 years of age or older, however, younger drivers are usually permitted to hire cars from the Economy, Compact and Intermediate categories, with vehicles such as the Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Accent Sedan and Chrysler 200 Sedan. Fullsize cars from Avis are similar to the Chevrolet Impala, whilst Luxury and Premium cars could include the Chrysler 300 Limited and the Chrysler 300 Hemi.
From Avis, Halifax Airport, a large number of SUVs are available for hire as well, and are often popular choices of many drivers in Canada. The Ford Escape is a Compact SUV for five passengers, while the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban are larger, able to accommodate seven passengers. They are hired from the Fullsize SUV category. The majority of Avis vehicles have automatic transmissions, air conditioning and AM/FM radios.
Disabled passengers arriving at Halifax Airport will find the terminal building to be completely accessible. There are elevators to higher levels, suitable toilet facilities, pavement ramps and lowered payphones and service counters. The car hire companies of the airport may offer special vehicles suitable for those in a wheelchair as well, and Avis hand control equipment can be requested by drivers with a lower limb disability. Hand controls operate the brake and accelerator pedals of automatic vehicles, and may include a steering wheel knob. If you are arriving at Halifax International Airport, hand controls should be reserved in advance. The equipment is free of charge from Avis.
Avis, Halifax International Airport, will be happy to provide further details regarding their car rental services.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
1 Bell Boulevard
Enfield, NS, B2T 1K2, CA
Telephone Number: (1) 902-429-0963