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Alamo Lourdes Tarbes Airport

Lourdes Airport is found in southern France, and is an important gateway to the cities of Lourdes and Tarbes, as well as many others in the Hautes-Pyrenees department. It is also at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, famous for their lovely slopes for winter sports. Nearby the airport, there are twelve ski resorts which are visited by thousands each year. The airport is officially known as the Lourdes-Tarbes-Pyrenees Airport, with the IATA code of LDE, and handles around 450,000 passengers per annum. A number of transport options are available to arriving passengers, including the Lourdes Airport car hire companies which offer quality vehicles at competitive rental rates. Alamo is present at Lourdes Airport, and many passengers on holiday choose Alamo as their favourite car rental company.

Several airline companies offer flights to and from Lourdes Airport, and they include Air France, Ryanair, Meridiana Fly, TNT Airways, Jetairfly and Thomas Cook Airlines. A couple of scheduled flights operate throughout the year, and many seasonal flights are offered from a variety of destinations. The single terminal building of the airport has facilities for the needs of all its passengers, and Alamo Lourdes Airport can be found just across from the arrival hall and on the ground floor of the building. The car rental companies are open at times which are convenient for arriving passengers, and Alamo’s times are as follows: Monday to Friday, from 08:30 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00, and on Saturdays from 08:30 to 12:00. They are closed on Sundays. Although vehicles may need to be collected within these times, out-of-office hour returns can be arranged, provided the vehicle is being returned to Lourdes Airport. One way hires are, however, available for most vehicles, and allow customers to deliver their car to a different rental location. Alamo one way hires may incur additional charges, but could also be free of charge if the vehicle is returned within the country of France.

Persons hiring a car from one of the Lourdes Airport car rental companies will need to be at least 21 years of age, and should have been driving in their country of residence for a year or longer prior to the rental date. A local license is usually accepted by Alamo, but sometimes an International Driving Permit is required, in particular if the license is printed in a non-Roman alphabet. An IDP will need to be collected from the applicable authorities in the renter’s home country, and will serve as a translation document for the local license. It is not a valid driving license on its own. Similar to other car hire companies, Alamo will charge a young driver fee for all drivers under the age of 25 (primary renters and additional drivers), and this will be a small amount applicable to each day of car hire, usually up until a maximum of ten rental days. Certain car categories may only be hired by persons 25 years of age or older as well.

It is recommend to hire your car from Alamo in advance, and to arrange sufficient insurance for the vehicle. Although insurances are often not mandatory, they will help to safeguard you in the case of an accident. Insurances often taken include collision damage waiver and theft protection, while third party liability insurance is usually automatically included in your rental quote. Sometimes, a customer hiring a vehicle can request the cost of optional insurances to be included in the quote as well. Added to your agreement will also be the cost of optional items required for your journey, such as child seats or satellite navigation systems. Although they cost a little extra, these items could be essential for a safe and easy trip in the Pyrenees. Free, however, are Alamo hand controls for disabled drivers, and from the rental location of Lourdes Airport, hand controls are available on a variety of automatic vehicles. Special equipment such as this device should always be reserved in advance, in order to ensure its availability, and to allow time for fitting it to the vehicle prior to your arrival.

Customers who are hiring on a budget, or who simply do not wish to spend a fortune on a rented car, can choose a smaller vehicle from Alamo’s Economy or Compact Wagon vehicle categories, similar to the Peugeot 207 1.4 and Peugeot 308 1.6. These cars are ideal for all types of driving, suitable for four or five passengers, and come with some excellent features, such as air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger air bags, power steering and power locks and windows. They both have folding rear seats as well, and they are considered as eco-friendly and fuel efficient. For cars a little larger, the Midsize, Standard, Standard Wagon and Fullsize categories are ideal, while groups of travellers may require a van similar to the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0 and Citroen C8 2.0 for seven passengers or the Citroen Jumpy 2.2 for nine passengers. There are also SUVs available for hire, such as the Ford Kuga 2.0 and Citroen C-Crosser 2.2.

Alamo began their services in 1974, with four locations in Florida. They quickly became a very popular company for leisure travel, as they pioneered the concept of unlimited mileage, and focused on providing a fun, low-cost and high-value car rental experience. Alamo’s rental offices are always built for maximum efficiency, capable of serving hundreds of customer per hour. During their years of service, Alamo also revolutionised collision damage waivers with the introduction of the first-ever price and coverage option for all renters, and in 1995, were the first company to offer real-time booking capabilities over the internet.

Contact Alamo, at Lourdes Airport, for all further information required.

Tarbes Lourdes Airport (LDET71)
Aeroport De Tarbes Lourdes
Ossun, 65480

Telephone Number: 33-562440038

Fax Number: (5)62440037

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