Calgary Airport is the fourth largest airport in Canada in terms of passenger traffic, and is located quite nearby to the city centre of Calgary. About 12 million passengers have made use of the airport since 2009, and is a very well equipped establishment will all the facilities required by arriving and departing passengers. There are several options for ground transport as well, however, a rented car from one of the Calgary Airport car hire companies is an excellent option as well. Avis Car Rental is one of the companies which provide car hire services from Calgary Airport, and have been a popular choice at airports around the world for many years.
Calgary International Airport consists of one large terminal building, covering a total surface area of just over 140,000 square metres, and served by a large number of airline carriers. The airport is a hub for Air Canada and Air Canada Express, and is the headquarters of WestJet. Non-stop flights are offered to and from Calgary Airport from cities in Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, the United States and East Asia. The terminal building of the airport has four concourses, and various airline carriers arrive at each of the airport areas. Transport from the aircraft is offered when needed by White Hat volunteers who drive the airport’s popular Club Cars. They travel down the arrivals corridor and in the international concourse. The Calgary Airport car rental companies are located a short distance from the arrival areas, on the departures level, just across the roadway. They can be accessed from the elevator lobby across from the arrivals roadway. The vehicles of Avis are found on Level 2 of the nearby parkade.
Avis Calgary Airport is known for their low car rental rates and wide range of quality vehicles. The quote offered by Avis may include certain types of insurance, but will exclude optional items of equipment, such as child seats and satellite navigation systems. When requesting a child seat from Avis, always ensure that the age of your child is known, or the weight of the child, so that a seat of the correct size can be reserved. It is always best to make advanced reservation for items of equipment required, and for vehicles hired from Calgary Airport, as car hire can be in high demand, and the items needed may not be available upon your arrival at the airport. Avis hand controls for disabled drivers is another device that is often available at airport car rental locations. It is useful for persons with a lower limb disability who would like to hire a vehicle from Calgary Airport. Hand control equipment is free of charge, but all other items will cost a few extra Canadian Dollars.
Cars from Avis are arranged into various car groups, for example, Specialty, Economy, Compact and Intermediate. Specialty cars may be similar to the Ford Mustang V6 Coupe, BMW 328I, Ford Mustang V6 Convertible, Ford Mustang GT Convertible, Fiat 500 Sport and Cadillac CTS. The hybrid car of the Toyota Prius may also be available. Economy cars are less expensive, and include the Hyundai Accent as an example, and in the Compact category, the Hyundai Accent Sedan can be hired. Larger cars are similar to the Chevrolet Impala and Chrysler 300 Limited, while large SUVs include the GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL. The Dodge Grand Caravan is a Minivan able to accommodate seven passengers. Additional SUVs from Avis include the Ford Escape, and Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Pick-ups may include the Ford F150.
Avis, at Calgary International Airport, allows their customer to pay by major credit card, such as American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner’s Club, Diner’s Club International, Discover, GE Capital, JCB, Mastercard, Peterson, Howell and Heather (PHH), Sears and Visa. Avis Charge Cards may also be used. Always check with your Avis location if they accept the credit card you have, as certain cards may not be used at all Canadian Avis locations. A debit card can be used for payments due at the end of the rental period. Although many car hire companies only allow persons 25 years of age or older to hire vehicles, Avis accepts renter who are between the ages of 21 and 24. However, younger renters will need to pay higher rental rates, as an additional $35.00 CAD per day is charged for young driver fees. Luxury cars, minivans, 12-passenger vans, specialty cars and SUVs also cannot be hired by persons under the age of 25.
Avis one way hires are a service that allows customers to return their vehicle to another rental location, and they therefore do not need to drive back to Calgary Airport. One way hire services are convenient for certain travellers, especially for those who are leaving from a different airport, or for persons who will be travelling longer distances. Cross-border rentals are when the hire car is taken out of the country of Canada, and into the United States. This is allowed under most circumstances, however, always check the details of your rental with Avis.
Avis, at Calgary Airport, is open from 07:00 to 02:00 every day except for Saturdays. On Saturdays their rental offices are open from 07:00 to just after midnight. Contact Avis for all further car rental enquiries.
2000 Airport Road
Calgary, AB, T2E 6W5
Telephone Number: (1) 403-221-1700