Europcar Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport

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Europcar Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport

Ottawa International Airport is located approximately 10.2km from downtown Ottawa, and is one of the most important airports in the Ontario region of Canada. It is part of the Eastern Triangle, formed by the airports of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, and handled over four and a half million passengers in 2011. The airport is named after Sirs John A. Macdonald and George-Etienne Cartier, and is therefore often referred to as the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Its facilities include car hire companies, such as Europcar Ottawa International Airport. Europcar offers some of the best car rental rates, and various other services for their customers.

Ottawa Airport, with the official IATA code of YOW, has a single terminal building. The building is relatively new, having been completed in 2003, and certain parts of it are even more recent, as extensions to the facility have been made in later years. It is of an adequate size to handle its current passenger traffic, and to accommodate greater numbers of passengers expected in future years. The ground floor of the terminal is where the arrival facilities are located, and the upper floors are mainly for departing passengers. Although the airport is not a hub for any airline company, it is an important airport for WestJet, Air Canada and Air Canada Express. The airport car hire companies are not in the terminal, but are found in the Parkade building nearby, and are within easy walking distance of the arrival area.

Customers of Europcar, arriving at Ottawa International Airport, should proceed to the National Car Hire counters in order to collect their vehicles. National’s hours of operation are from 06:30 to 23:59 on weekdays, and from 07:00 to 23:59 on weekends. Europcar customers have a wide range of vehicles from which to choose. The smaller models may be similar to the Suzuki Swift and Nissan Versa, while larger vehicles include the Dodge Grand Caravan, a Minivan able to seat up to seven passengers. Midsize cars are also a popular option for four passengers, and are similar to the Dodge Caliber. They also come with attractive car rental rates. Additional vehicles hired include the Ford Fusion, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Impala and the Buick Allure, which is a more elegant vehicle.

A wide choice of SUVs are available from the Ottawa International Airport car hire companies as well. The Ford Escape is a Midsize SUV, the Ford Explorer is a Standard SUV, the Chevrolet Tahoe is an example of a Fullsize SUV and the Chevrolet Suburban is a Premium SUV. The Tahoe and Suburban can seat up to seven passengers, and come with air conditioning, power mirrors, power locks and windows and cruise control. Pick-ups can also be hired, similar to the Chevrolet Colorado and Chevrolet Silverado, and the Chevrolet Express is one of the largest vehicles available, for up to fifteen passengers.

The majority of the Ottawa International Airport car rental companies require their drivers to be 21 years of age or older, and to have a major credit card in their name. The credit card will be used as confirmation of payment at the beginning of the rental period. Once the vehicle is returned, payments may also be made in cash or by debit card. Not all vehicles are available to younger renters (persons under the age of 25), and higher rental rates will be applicable. When a vehicle is reserved, there may be an option for Europcar one way hires, whereby the vehicle can be returned to a different rental location. From Ottawa International Airport, one way hires may usually be driven to all parts of the country, however, cars that are to be driven into the United States will need to be arranged as a cross-border rental.

With the hire car, customers may request additional items of equipment, at an extra cost per day of hire, or per rental contract. Babies and toddlers can then have their own car seats, and booster seats are available for older children as well. The car seats from Europcar come in various sizes, therefore always specify the age of your child. Any driver can also benefit from a satellite navigation system. The GPS units of the car hire companies are state-of-the-art devices, able to provide accurate directions to any area. They are also pre-programmed with thousands of points of interest. Europcar hand controls are available for disabled drivers. The device is ideal for persons with a lower limb disability, as it operates the accelerator and brake pedals of the vehicle. It may also include a steering wheel knob. Although all other items have additional costs, from Ottawa Airport, hand controls are free of charge. They are best, however, reserved in advance.

Europcar promises to provide only top-quality customer service, and vehicles which are of the latest models, in good mechanical condition. Their vehicle fleet is, on average, no older than six months. The company’s all inclusive rental rates ensure no unpleasant surprises at the rental counters, and at many of their airport locations they are available twenty-four hours a day. Always provide Europcar with your flight number, so that they can wait for you should your flight be delayed. Customers fond of Europcar’s services can also become holders of the Privilege Card, and enjoy many additional benefits from the company.

Further car rental details are available from Europcar, Ottawa International Airport.

National Counters
1003 Airport Parkway Private
K1V2C1 Ottawa

Telephone Number: +1 (613) 7377023