National Brest Lesquin Airport

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National Brest Lesquin Airport

Brest Airport is found in the commune of Guipavas, along the north-western coast of France, and is nearby the city of Brest, in the Finistère department of the country. The airport is served by the airline companies of Air France, Flybe, Ryanair, EasyJet and Vueling, amongst others, and handles around 900,000 passengers per annum. It is well equipped with a variety of facilities within its new terminal building, and a couple of transport options are available for passengers as well. However, the best way to travel the area is by rented car, from a company such as National Brest Airport. National is a popular choice of car Rental Company for business travellers, but offers many cars suitable for holiday makers as well.

The Brest Bretagne Airport, with the official code of BES, is an important gateway to the area of Brest, and now boasts a new terminal building with a capacity for 1.8 million passengers per year. Features of the terminal include an immense glass bay window, two foot bridges and large areas for facilities such as business conference rooms and retail shops and restaurants. Facilities at the airport also include free Wi-Fi connections, a travel agency, cash machines, pay phones and a special area for unaccompanied minors travelling through the airport.

The Brest Airport car hire companies, including National, are found in the arrival area, and are easily accessible on foot from all parts of the building. The rented cars are parked in one of the airport parking lots. National, at this rental location, is open during various hours on weekdays and Sundays. The following times can be used as a guideline:  Monday and Tuesday – 08:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 18:30 and from 20:00 to 22:00, Wednesday – 08:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 18:30, Thursday – 08:00 to 12:00, 1300 to 18:30 and from 20:00 to 22:00, Friday – 08:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 18:30 and from 20:00 to 21:00, and on Saturdays from 09:00 to 18:00. Passengers arriving at the airport can go directly to the rental counters of National to arrange a vehicle for hire, or make an advanced booking, either over the phone or the internet. An advanced booking is often recommended.

Passengers who wish to hire a car from National will need to be at least 21 years of age, and have held their valid drivers license in their country of residence for a minimum period of a year prior to the rental date. However, certain vehicle categories will have a higher minimum age requirement, and these usually contain larger or specialty type vehicles. Drivers under the age of 25 will also pay higher rental rates, as young driver fees will be applicable. This is a small amount due per day of car hire, and per underage driver registered on the rental contract, up until a maximum period of ten rental days. A valid drivers license will need to be shown by all persons who will be driving the vehicle, and in some cases, an International Driving Permit will be required. For car hire, debit cards and cash are not accepted as forms of payment; therefore, a major credit card will be needed.

The Brest Airport car rental companies offer a wide range of vehicles and services, and from National, hand controls for disabled drivers are available, satellite navigation systems can be hired, as well as other items of equipment, such as child seats and luggage racks. These items, besides hand controls, will cost a few extra Euros per day of hire, but are essential for safe and easy driving in an unfamiliar territory or country. From Brest Airport, hand controls, as well as all other kinds of equipment available from the car hire companies should be reserved in advance. Hand controls in particular will need an advanced reservation, as they are only available on certain types of vehicles, and will need time to be fitted.

Vehicles from National will be hired by category, rather than by specific makes and models, and car groups available include Economy, Compact Wagon, Intermediate, Standard, Standard Wagon, Fullsize, Luxury and Van. Smaller cars with cheaper rental rates are available in the Economy category, and are similar to the Peugeot 207 1.4, while Vans are larger, with a higher price tag. However, they are ideal for groups of travellers, as they seat between seven and eight passengers. Vans from National are similar to the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0, Citroen C8 2.0 and the Citroen Jumpy 2.2. Popular vehicles for hire also include the Ford Mondeo 1.6, VW Passat 1.8 and the Citroen C5 2.0, which is a wagon vehicle with plenty of room for luggage.

National’s cars all have some excellent features, which may include cruise control, power steering and brakes, power locks and windows, air conditioning and driver and passenger airbags. Some vehicles even have folding rear seats, CD/MP3 players and include a satellite navigation system in their rentals. National is a car hire company with over fifty years of experience, and can be sure to provide a quality vehicle for your business or holiday trip. Contact National Brest Airport for all further enquiries.

Address:                      Brest Airport (BEST01)
                                   Aeroport De Brest Guipavas
                                   Brest, 29215

Telephone Number:    +33-2-98321430

Fax Number:             +33 (2) 98321976