National Lille Airport
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National Lille Airport
Lille Airport is the twelfth largest airport in France, and is found just 7km, or 4 miles south-southeast of Lille, the principle city of the Lille Métropole, and the capital city of the Nord-Pas de Calais region. It is also known as the Lille-Lesquin Airport, or simply as the Lesquin Airport, and has the official airport code of LIL. A couple of important airline companies serve the airport, flying to a variety of local and international destinations, and over a million passengers make use of the airport each year. The Lille Airport car hire companies are busy as well, since that many of these passengers find renting a car to be the best form of transport. National Car Hire is one of these companies, and National customers enjoy high quality vehicles at low rental rates.
National Lille Airport is found at the exit of the arrivals hall, and is open for reservations and vehicle collections from Monday to Friday, 07:15 to 22:15, on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00 and on Sundays from 05:00 to 22:15. The single passenger building of the airport is modern and well equipped with all essential amenities, such as shops and restaurants, cash machines and tourist information offices. Passengers will also easily be able to reach their rented car, as they are parked within walking distance of the terminal, in the airport car parking lot. Lille Airport is considered by its users as efficient in its operations, and often described as a ‘fifteen-minute’ airport.
National is a car rental company which has been in existence since 1947, and is a premium, internationally recognised brand especially dedicated to providing services for the needs of the frequent airport business traveller. National helped to pioneer the corporate-account business, and also introduced the first comprehensive frequent-renter program, in 1987. This program is named Emerald Club, and is still enjoyed today by many of National’s customers. Some of its benefits include convenient e-receipts and ‘car choice’, which enables customers to quickly choose their vehicles and drive away, without any complicated paperwork to complete. National is also part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, and together, these two companies form the largest car rental network in the world.
Services available at Lille Airport may include National one way hires, long-term rentals and delivery and collection inside and outside of usual office hours. The one way hire services allows customers to pick up their vehicle at Lille Airport, but then return it to another rental location. From the location Lille Airport, one way hires may be driven across the country, and into other European countries as well, however, it is best to confirm the return location with National, and the price of the rental as well. Vehicles from National can also be rented for up to six months, which may be a convenient option for business renters in need of a longer contract.
The Lille Airport car rental companies will provide their customers with ‘accessories’ for their rented cars as well. Child or baby seats are available, and satellite navigation systems, for all who are unfamiliar with the Lille region of France. National’s navigation systems are of high-end technology, designed to make driving in any area a pleasure. Lille Airport welcomes disabled passengers, with facilities such as adapted toilet areas, reserved parking spaces and pavement ramps, and the car rental companies often offer equipment such as hand controls. National hand controls are specially designed for use by persons with a lower limb disability, as they operate the brake and accelerator pedals, and are free of charge. Most other services for disabled customers/renters are free of charge as well. If arriving at Lille Airport, hand controls will need to be reserved in advance (at least forty-eight hours prior to the vehicle collection time).
Vehicles from National are only of the latest models, and are arranged into various car groups. From the Economy category, smaller cars considered to be light on fuel and easy to drive can be hired, and they are similar to the Peugeot 207 1.4. Compact Wagons such as the Peugeot 308 1.6 are also smaller vehicles, and come with anti-lock brakes, power steering, air conditioning, folding rear seats and driver and passenger air bags. They are also cars which run on diesel fuel. It is important to always find out from National which type of fuel your rented car will use, as extra costs for having the engine cleaned will be added to your rental contract should the wrong type be used. All vehicles will start their rental with a full tank of fuel, and if the customer has purchased fuel, the car should be returned as empty as possible, as no refunds are given for unused fuel.
Cars a little larger from National include the Ford Mondeo 1.6, Peugeot 3008 1.6, VW Passat 1.8 and the Citroen C5 2.0, all seating up to five passengers, and with room for a couple of luggage items. They are also good vehicles to drive for all distances. They include many features which make them safe and reliable vehicles, however, National will provide assistance if there is an accident, or if a breakdown occurs. The rented car will be replaced if it cannot be driven further. From National, there are also larger Vans available, such as the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0, Citroen C8 2.0 and the Citroen Jumpy 2.2, seating between seven and nine passengers. Vans are ideal for groups of travellers. Some vehicles even include a satellite navigation system in their rentals. Other vehicle types from National include SUV, Premium and Luxury.
Contact National, at Lille Airport, for all further information.
Lille Airport (LILT01)
Aeroport De Lille Lesquin
Telephone Number: 33-3-20875803
Fax Number: (3)20878528