Calgary International Airport, with the official code of YYC, is rated as the fourth busiest airport in Canada. It is served by a large number of important airline companies, including Air Canada, Air Canada Express and WestJet, for which the airport is a hub, and passengers of Calgary Airport can fly on direct flights to many cities around the world. In 2011, the airport handled just over 12.7 million passengers. Car hire companies such as Dollar Calgary Airport are available for arriving passengers, and are conveniently located nearby the main terminal building. Dollar is a popular choice for car rental services in Canada, and is known for their high quality vehicles.
The single terminal building of Calgary Airport is large, but quite easy to navigate. It has four concourses, and various airline companies arrive at each. The point of arrival is mostly dependent on the origin of the flight, however, Air Canada Express and Air Canada operate mainly from Concourse B. U.S. preclearance facilities are found in Concourse C, and Concourse D is also used for U.S. bound flights and other international flights. At the airport, White Hat volunteers transport passengers from the aircraft to the Canada Customs offices in Club Cars. The airport is quite well known for its excellent services, and the friendly volunteers who make passengers smile. The Calgary Airport Car Rental Centre is found across the roadway from the departures area, and can also be accessed from the elevator lobby across from the arrivals roadway. Dollar and the other companies are within walking distance from main terminal building, and passengers will find their vehicles parked on Level 2 of the airport parkade. Dollar will provide further instructions as to the location of your vehicle.
At Calgary Airport, Dollar is open seven days a week from 06:00 to midnight. These are their standard hours of operation, but their opening hours may vary on bank holidays. Always hire your car from Dollar in advance of your arrival, as better rental rates can be achieved for earlier bookings. Dollar will also then be able to reserve the car you need for your holiday or business trip in Calgary. Online reservations are preferable. Ensure that all other items of equipment are booked early for your rental from Dollar as well. Child seats for infants and older children can be arranged, and the satellite navigation systems available are ideal for use by all drivers, especially those who are unfamiliar with the Calgary road network. From car hire companies at Calgary Airport, hand controls for disabled drivers can be requested, and this device is designed for use by persons with a lower limb disability. Dollar hand controls are free of charge.
Dollar cars can be as small as the Toyota Yaris, or as large as the Dodge Durango, Jeep Commander and Dodge Caravan for seven passengers. Smaller cars are a preferable option if you are on a tight budget, and if you only have a few luggage items, however, be careful not to hire a car that is too small, as you may then have an uncomfortable journey. Vehicles which are a little larger, but still reasonably priced include the Toyota Matrix, Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Passat Sedan. Fullsize vehicles include the Toyota Camry, and the Chrysler 300 is a Premium vehicle ideal for business passengers in need of a more elegant car. Additional SUVs from Dollar may be similar to the Toyota Rav 4 and Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.
Many of the Calgary Airport car hire companies offer frequent renter programs for their clients, as well as other useful options to facilitate an easy car rental experience. Customers fond of Dollar can join the Dollar Express Program, and enjoy VIP treatment at designated counters, and in general, faster reservations, rentals and returns. Dollar Express members can also earn free rental days with the Dollar Renter Rewards Program. The membership is free of charge, and available to all customers who qualify for car hire. Longer rentals can also be arranged, for up to eleven months, and Dollar one way hires are convenient for customers who would prefer not to drive back to Calgary Airport. One way hire services could be more expensive than an ordinary rental, but are more convenient for certain travel itineraries.
To rent a car in Canada, the primary renter will need to be at least 21 years of age, however, persons younger than the age of 25 will be subject to additional fees for young drivers insurance, and may not be able to hire certain SUVs, Minivans, Convertibles and Luxury cars. The fees are applicable to all underage drivers listed on the rental contract. All drivers will also need a valid drivers license that will be accepted by Dollar. Depending on your home country, an International Driving Permit may be required. For payments at the start of the rental, a major credit card should be used, but a debit card payment can sometimes be made at the end of the rental period. No ‘key ring’ credit cards are accepted by Dollar, which are the smaller credit cards issued by certain companies. A standard sized card will be required.
Driving in the Alberta region of Canada is quite simple, but keep in mind that all cars drive on the right-hand side of the road. There are speed limits for all roads within the cities and on the motorways leading to other cities, which should be followed at all times. All persons in a vehicle should be wearing seat belts, including passengers in the rear of the vehicle if there are seat belts available. Parking in Calgary is quite easy to find. There are large parking areas, as well as curb-side parking.
Find out further details from Dollar, Calgary Airport, and arrange car rental as early as possible.
Calgary Airport (YYC)
2000 Airport Road, N.E
Calgary, AB Canada M1T 3G2
Telephone Number: 403-221-1808