National Lourdes Tarbes Airport
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National Lourdes Tarbes Airport
Lourdes Airport is found just outside of the small town of Ossun, and about 10km from Lourdes and Tarbes. It serves many towns and cities in the Hautes-Pyrenees department of France, and is located nearby the border of Spain, as well as quite nearby the western coastline of the country, where cities such as Bayonne and Biarritz are located. The airport, although not very large, handles over 400,000 passengers every year, and is an important gateway to the region, where there are a couple of significant attractions. The best way to explore the area is in a rented car, from a company such as National Lourdes Airport, found in the terminal building of the airport. National has been a trusted provider of car rental services for many years, and is most popular amongst business travellers.
Lourdes Airport is otherwise known as the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport, and is recognised by its official airport code of LDE. It consists of a single terminal building, which is well equipped with a variety of facilities for arriving and departing passengers, and is accessed by the N21. On the ground floor, across from the arrival area, passengers will find the Lourdes Airport car rental companies, including National, Alamo, Hertz, Europcar and Avis. National was founded over fifty years ago, and therefore has great experience in the car hire industry. They have mainly been a company which has focused on the needs of the frequent airport business traveller, but also have many options for leisure clients as well. National helped pioneer the corporate account business, and introduced the first-ever comprehensive frequent renter program, by the name of Emerald Club. Today, Emerald Club is still enjoyed by thousands of people around the world, as its benefits help to save time and money when renting a vehicle.
At Lourdes Airport, National is open from 08:30 to 12:00, and from 14:00 to 18:00, on weekdays, and on Saturdays from 08:30 to 12:00. They are closed on Sundays. Passengers arriving on a public holiday should confirm with National if they will be open. When collecting your vehicle, ensure that all drivers listed on the rental agreement are present in person to show their valid drivers license, and that a major credit card in the name of the primary renter is available. All drivers will need to be at least 21 years of age, with a driving license which has been held in their country of residence for a year or longer, and for licenses that are printed in a non-Roman alphabet, an International Driving Permit may be required. It is common for the majority of car hire companies to add a mandatory young driver fee to all rentals by persons under the age of 25, and this is a small amount applicable to each day of car hire, and each ‘underage’ driver on the contract, up until a maximum of ten rental days. Sometimes larger or specialty cars cannot be hired by anyone younger than 25.
There are often also regulations which state to where the rented car is allowed to be driven. National one way hires and cross-border rentals are permitted from Lourdes Airport, and are often chosen by customers who plan to travel more extensively, but be careful to make sure that you are not travelling to any forbidden area. In general, rented cars can be driven to any country in Europe, except for Turkey, Greece, Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic States. Cars may be allowed to cross over to islands such as Corsica, but will need to be returned to the mainland. From Lourdes Airport, one way hires do not usually incur additional fees if the vehicle is returned to a rental location within France, but it is best to confirm the details with National.
The Lourdes Airport car hire companies offer a range of services above and beyond just the hiring of vehicles. Customers can rent equipment such as satellite navigation systems and child seats for their vehicle, and ski-equipped vehicles may be available, since that Lourdes Airport is found at the foot of the Pyrenees, and nearby twelve famous ski resorts. Disabled passengers will find all that they need at the airport, and National hand controls for disabled drivers can be used on certain types of automatic vehicles. This device operates the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle, and may include a steering wheel knob for additional assistance. From Lourdes Airport, hand controls should be reserved at least 48 hours prior to your arrival, and are free of charge, whereas, all other items of equipment will be an additional expense.
Vehicles hired from National include the Peugeot 207 1.4 and the Peugeot 308 1.6, which are found in the Economy and Compact Wagon categories, and are two of the smaller cars available. They are light on fuel and eco-friendly, and great choices for city driving. They have many features, including power steering, power locks and windows, driver and passenger airbags, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes and folding rear seats. These features, amongst others, are found on the majority of National’s vehicles. In the Intermediate category, the Ford Mondeo 1.6 and Peugeot 3008 1.6 are available, while the Standard and Standard Wagon categories offer vehicles similar to the VW Passat 1.8 and Citroen C5 2.0, which is a car with plenty of room for luggage. Other vehicle categories available from National include Fullsize, Fullsize Wagon, Premium Sport, Luxury, SUV and Van, for example, the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0 and the Citroen Jumpy 2.2.
Contact National, Lourdes Airport, for all further details.
Tarbes Lourdes Airport (LDET01)
Aeroport De Tarbes Lourdes
Telephone Number: 33-562440038
Fax Number: (5)62440037