National Carcassonne Airport

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National Carcassonne Airport

Carcassonne Airport is one of the French airports serving the Languedoc region of the country, and is found on the western edge of Carcassonne city, nearby the areas of Villemoustaussou, Cazilhac, Pennautier and Caux-et-Sauzens. It is also commonly referred to as the Salvaza Airport, or as the Carcassonne en Pays Cathare Airport, and is known as a modern and efficient establishment. Carcassonne is one of the most popular parts of Languedoc, and therefore, a large number of tourists arrive at the airport each year, and from the airport, the best way to travel is by rented car. National Carcassonne Airport is one of the car hire companies available. National is found at the majority of France airports, and is a very popular choice for car rental.

At Carcassonne Airport, there is a single terminal building that is well equipped for arriving and departing passengers. Some of the airport’s facilities include banking and currency exchange options, restaurants and shops, meeting rooms and a VIP lounge. In the main hall of the building, passengers will find the Carcassonne Airport car hire companies. National is present, as well as Avis, Hertz, Alamo and Europcar, and all the vehicles for these companies are parked in front of the terminal building, within easy walking distance of the airport’s facilities. National, at this rental location, is open from Sunday to Monday from 08:30 to 18:30, on Tuesdays from 08:30 to 18:00 and from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 08:30 to 18:30. National meets all arrival flights for vehicle collections and reservations, and out-of-office hour returns may be arranged if required. The details for this type of rental will need to be confirmed with National.

When reserving your vehicle, also ensure that you include any additional items of equipment required for your rental, for example, a child seat or satellite navigation system, and arrange a National one way hire if applicable. One way hires allow the customer to return their vehicle to a different rental location, even though it was collected from Carcassonne Airport. One way hires are therefore most convenient for passengers who are perhaps departing from another French airport. Services such as one way hires are free of charge if returned to a location with the country of France, but all optional items of equipment will cost a few extra Euros per day of hire. National hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available, and from Carcassonne Airport, hand controls should be reserved in advance.

National’s rental terms and conditions are similar to most of the other Carcassonne Airport car rental companies, and require the primary renter to meet the minimum age requirement of 21. The primary renter will also need a valid drivers license, either printed in English or accompanied by an International Driving Permit, and a major credit card in his/her name. Credit cards accepted by the majority of car hire companies include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. Renters between the ages of 21 and 25 may not be permitted to hire from all vehicle categories, and will pay an additional charge per day of car hire for young drivers insurance.

Vehicles for hire in France from the company of National may be similar to the Peugeot 207 1.4 in the Economy category, the Peugeot 308 1.6 in the Compact Wagon category or the Ford Mondeo 1.6 in the Intermediate category.  These cars are suitable for five passengers, and have some excellent features, which may include anti-lock brakes, power locks and windows, power steering, air conditioning and driver and passenger air bags. All these cars also feature folding rear seats, which could be a useful option for many reasons. Larger cars from National are the VW Passat 1.8 in the Standard car category, the Audi A4 1.9 in the Fullsize category and the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0, as a Van for up to seven passengers. Vans, also similar to the Citroen C8 2.0 and Citroen Jumpy 2.2, are recommended for groups of travellers. Families in need of a hire car will often choose one of the station wagons from National, such as the Citroen C5 2.0 or Mercedes C200 CDI 2.0, as they have more room for luggage.

National Car Hire is a company with over fifty years of experience in the car rental industry, and have mainly focused their attention on the needs of the frequent airport business traveller. During their years of service, National has helped to pioneer the corporate account business, and was the first car rental company to introduce a comprehensive frequent-renter program, by the name of Emerald Club. Some of the benefits of being a member of this club include receiving convenient e-receipts, and car choice, which enables the customer to quickly choose their vehicle without any paperwork to complete. National is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, and together these two companies create the world’s largest car rental network.

For all car hire enquiries, contact National, at Carcassonne Airport.

Address:                   Carcassonne Airport (CCFT01)
                                Route De Montreal D119
                                Carcassonne, 11000

Telephone Number:    +33-468716697
Fax Number:             +33 (4) 68715412