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Alamo Nantes Airport

Nantes Airport is the largest airport to the west of France, with a capacity to handle three million passengers per annum, and is situated just 8km from the centre of the city. It is in an area known as Bouguenais, and has the official airport code of NTE. The airport is also referred to as the Nantes Atlantique Airport, and is a popular arrival point for both business professionals and tourists. Alamo Nantes Airport therefore offers a wide range of vehicles suitable for all car rental needs, and a variety of time and money saving options. Alamo’s rental prices are competitive, and their vehicles of a very high quality.

The car hire companies that have offices at Nantes Airport are found opposite the passenger terminal in their own buildings, and just next to the rental car parking area. Arriving passengers can easily walk to the rental counters of Alamo, and will be able to easily collect their vehicle if they have an advanced reservation. However, cars can also be hired directly from Alamo at this rental location. Passengers will arrive on the ground floor of the single terminal building, and will collect their belongings from the baggage reclaim areas, while passengers will depart from the first floor of the building, if in halls 1, 2 or 3. The airport is shaped like an ‘L’, and these halls make up the longer side of the building. Hall 4 is found on the shorter side, and is a single storey building connected to the other facilities by a lobby area.

From the Nantes Airport car hire companies, cars are available in all makes and models, and in a variety of shapes and sizes. Alamo’s vehicles are all arranged into car groups, and are hired and priced accordingly. Passengers will therefore not request a car of specific make and model, but rather a category, and will receive a car similar in characteristics to the example vehicles of that category. Most of the vehicles hired by Alamo have excellent features, which may include cruise control, power steering, power windows and locks, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger airbags and folding rear seats. Some of Alamo’s vehicles hired in France even come with a satellite navigation system included in their rental, and a GPS is a wonderful piece of equipment to have with you when travelling in unfamiliar territory.

Alamo’s vehicles that include a GPS are found in the categories of Standard Wagon, Fullsize, Fullsize Wagon, Luxury, Van and SUV. The wagons similar to the Citroen C5 2.0 and Mercedes C200 CDI 2.0 have plenty of room for luggage, storing five large items, and are ideal family vehicles. The Mercedes even has a leather interior. Luxury cars are an excellent choice for customers in need of a more elegant vehicle, and are similar to the Mercedes E250 2.5, while Vans are able to accommodate between seven and nine passengers, and are similar to the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0, the Citroen C8 2.0 and the Citroen Jumpy 2.2, which is one of Alamo’s largest vehicles. SUVs available may include the Ford Kuga 2.0 or the Citroen C-Crosser 2.2.

In general however, smaller cars are more economical to hire, and are found in the Economy and Midsize categories. The Peugeot 207 1.4 is an example of an Economy vehicle, while the Ford Mondeo 1.6 and Peugeot 3008 1.6 are Midsize vehicles. From Nantes Airport, one way hires are possible from the majority of car hire companies, and are sometimes very convenient for customers leaving France from another airport, or who are travelling to another country from France. Alamo’s one way hires may be free of charge if the vehicle is returned within the same country, or may incur additional charges if delivered to another country. Certain types of automatic vehicles could  be used by disabled drivers who have requested Alamo hand controls as well, and this device is free of charge. From Nantes Airport, hand controls should be reserved in advance, at least 48 hours prior to the collection of the vehicle.

Although many rented cars from the Nantes Airport car rental companies use normal petrol, some may use diesel, and therefore customers should always ensure that they know which type of fuel should be used. Various fuel options are available as well. Longer rentals however, may require an up-front fuel purchase, and then the rented car can be returned as empty as possible, as no refunds are given for unused fuel, whereas shorter rentals often do not require the customer to purchase fuel, and the vehicle should be returned as it was rented, with a full tank. Alamo can also re-fuel the vehicle on the customer’s behalf, but this will be a bit more expensive than having doing it yourself at a local fuel station.

The primary renters at Alamo, Nantes Airport, must meet the minimum age requirements of the location, have a valid drivers license and a major credit card in their name for payment of the rental. Alamo will accept most licenses printed in English, but sometimes an International Driving Permit is required. This is a document used for translation purposes only, and should always be accompanied by a local drivers license. Alamo will be happy to assist with all further enquiries regarding their car rental services.

Address:        Nantes Airport (NTET71)
                      Aeroport De Nantes Atlantique
                      Bouguenais, 44340

Telephone Number:    +33-2-40848106

Fax Number:        +33 (2) 40848324

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