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Hertz Poitiers Airport

Poitiers Airport is a public establishment located in the country of France, and is found just a few kilometres from the city of Poitiers, a commune of the Vienne department. The airport is small, with only just over a hundred thousand passengers per annum, but provides a gateway for business and leisure travellers. It is also a convenient arrival point for a number of cities in the nearby vicinity. Hertz is one of the Poitiers Airport car hire companies, and has been a trusted provider of car rental services for over ninety years. Hertz is also available for their customers at thousands of airport locations in other European cities.

Poitiers Airport, or otherwise known as the Poitiers-Biard Airport due to its location nearby Biard, has a single terminal building which was newly constructed in 2002. It has a total surface area of 1,400 square metres, and is sufficiently large enough to handle its passengers. There are four check-in desks and two boarding rooms, and an arrival area with a baggage reclaim carousel for the collection of luggage. Within the airport building there are also ATMs, a restaurant and bar, and a shop or two. The Poitiers Airport car hire companies, which include Avis, Hertz, National, Europcar and Alamo, are found nearby the arrival area, and are easy to find. The rented cars of the companies are parked nearby as well, on the airport grounds, and within easy walking distance of the terminal building. The rental counters of Hertz are open during the following hours at Poitiers Airport: Monday – 10:00 to 10:30, Tuesday – 10:00 to 10:30 and 14:00 to 14:30, Wednesday – 10:00 to 10:30, Thursday – 10:00 to 10:30 and 14:00 to 14:30, Friday – 10:00 to 10:30, Saturday – 14:00 to 14:30, and on Sundays they are closed.

Since that Poitiers Airport does not handle many flights, and only those from the two companies of Airlinair and Ryanair, the car hire companies only open for the hours when arrival flights are due. Airlinair offers regular flights to and from Lyon, and seasonal flights to Ajaccio, while Ryanair has flights which are mainly seasonal to and from London-Stansted and other airports in the United Kingdom. Although the car rental counters will usually need to be open in order for you to collect your vehicle, an out-of-office hours return may be possible to arrange, or even a Hertz one way hire, from the location of Poitiers Airport. One way hire services, or the Hertz Rent-It-Here and Leave-It-There service, is convenient for visitors who are leaving France from a different airport location. Hire cars can then be returned to another rental location, and there is no need to drive back to Poitiers Airport. One way hires may have additional charges, but could also be priced the same as an ordinary rental.

Hertz offers one of the greatest varieties of vehicles for hire, and their customers have the unique option to hire a car by its specific make and model, rather than just by category. Hertz Poitiers Airport may have vehicles available in the Green, Fun and Prestige collections, which are all cars that can be more specifically requested. A car from the Green collection, such as the VW Polo, Opel Corsa or Renault Megane Clio SW, is an ideal choice if you are keen to drive an eco-friendly car that is light on fuel, and from the Fun collection, vehicles such as the Fiat 500, Audi A1, Mini Cooper, BMW Series 1 Convertible and the Lotus Evora are available. From the Hertz Prestige collection, the BMW X3, Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, Mercedes SLK Mercedes E220, Audi A7 and the Mercedes Viano can be hired. Customers may need to meet higher age restrictions for vehicles from the Fun and Prestige collections, due to their special nature. Otherwise, all renters will need to be 21 years of age, and have held a valid driving license for a year prior to the rental date. The primary renter will also need a major credit card to pay for the rental.

Ordinary rentals are available from Hertz as well, and are found in the Standard car category. They could be similar to the Chevrolet Spark, Peugeot 107, Opel Astra, Mini One, Ford C-Max or Opel Insignia. Hertz also has a category for larger vehicles, which could be of a Van, SUV or 4WD variety. Five passengers will be seated comfortably in the Peugeot 5008, Chevrolet Captiva or similar, and up to eight can travel in the Citroen C8. One of the larger vans available is the Opel Vivaro, with room for nine passengers. Many of the Hertz vehicles hired in France include a satellite navigation system in their rentals, which is a wonderful advantage for any driver who is unfamiliar with the country’s roads. From Poitiers Airport, hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available on certain types of automatic vehicles, for example, the Ford Focus. Hertz hand controls can be used by persons with a lower limb disability, and may include a steering wheel knob. They are free of charge, but should be reserved in advance.

Customers who would like to take advantage of additional benefits each time they hire a vehicle can belong to the Hertz #1 Club. It is a membership available for occasional or frequent renters, however, those who have rented three or more times in a twelve month period will be invited to join the Hertz #1 Club Gold, for even greater levels of service, higher discounts and more exclusive promotional deals.

Contact Hertz, Poitiers Airport, for all further details.

Poitiers Airport
Biard Airport
Poitiers (Poitiers) 86000

Telephone Number: 05 49 58 24 24

Fax Number: 05 49 53 46 02

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