National Rodez Airport
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National Rodez Airport
Rodez Airport is located quite nearby the city of Rodez, and in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France, and is one of the growing airports of the country, currently with around 140,000 passengers per annum. It is often referred to as the Marcillac Airport, and has the official IATA code of RDZ. The airport primarily serves Rodez, but also many other towns in the nearby departments. Rodez Airport is found in the Aveyron department of France. For arriving passengers, there are not many forms of transport available, only taxis and rented cars from the Rodez Airport car hire companies. A popular choice for a hire car is National, as many people have become accustomed to National’s high quality services and competitive car rental rates.
The terminal building of Rodez Airport is comfortable for the number of passengers which pass through it on a yearly basis, and all its facilities are easy to find. There are ATMs, a bar and restaurant, public telephones, information desks and a new boarding room. The airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers as well. The Rodez Airport car rental companies are found nearby the arrival area, and are open at times which are suitable for planes landing at the airport. They are not open twenty-four hours a day, but drop-off boxes may be available for the return of the vehicle keys out-of-office hours. Although not a very busy airport when compared to others in the country, passengers are recommended to hire their car in advance, in order to ensure its availability, and to organise all additional items of equipment required in advance as well.
National Rodez Airport has wide range of cars available, and various items of equipment can be hired for the vehicle. Satellite navigation systems are of high quality, and can easily determine the best route to any destination. They offer a choice of languages, colour touch screens, detailed directions in both voice and visual mode and most often come pre-programmed with thousands of points of interest. This list is useful when looking for the nearest petrol station, hotel, tourist attraction, restaurant, medical facility, golf course etc. For younger travellers, child seats can be arranged, suitable for either infants or small children, and National hand controls for disabled drivers may be available. Hand controls are used on certain types of automatic vehicles and may include a steering wheel knob. From Rodez Airport, hand controls are free of charge, but will require an advanced reservation.
National one way hires may also be possible to arrange from the location of Rodez Airport. One way hire services are available for all customers, and for the majority of the car groups. This option allows the customer to return their vehicle to a different rental location, and to perhaps drive to other European countries. Countries nearby France include Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. Find out from National if your one way hire will have any additional expenses.
Vehicles available from National Rodez Airport include the Peugeot 207 1.4 as an Economy car, the Peugeot 308 1.6 as a Compact Wagon, the Ford Mondeo 1.6 as a car of Intermediate size, the VW Passat 1.8 in the Standard category and the Citroen C5 2.0 as a Standard Wagon vehicle. Although you may not receive the exact same model as just mentioned, a car of similar size and characteristics will be provided. They all come with superb features, for example, anti-lock brakes, power steering, power locks and windows, driver and passenger airbags and air conditioning. Some may even include folding rear seats, multi-function steering wheels and cruise control. Cars from the Economy category are excellent choices for cheaper rental rates, and for customers who do not require much luggage room, while Standard and Intermediate vehicles may be ideal for families or business travellers.
National also provides Fullsize vehicles, similar to the Audi A4 1.9, Fullsize Wagons similar to the Mercedes C200 CDI 2.0, and Vans, for larger groups of travellers. Vans with the capacity for up to seven passengers include the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0 and the Citroen C8 2.0, while the Citroen Jumpy 2.2 can seat up to nine passengers. Additional vehicle categories available from National include SUV, Luxury and Premium Sport.
National is a company most popular for their business rentals, as their main focus has been to provide quality vehicles for frequent airport travellers. The company helped pioneer the corporate-account business, and introduced the car rental industry’s first comprehensive frequent-renter program, by the name of Emerald Club. Members of the club enjoy convenient e-receipts and ‘car choice’, which allows them to quickly choose their own vehicles without any paperwork. National has been providing car rental services for over fifty years, as they were founded in 1947.
Confirm with National, Rodez Airport, the requirements of your car rental agreement. All drivers will most likely need to be either over the age of 21 or 25, depending on the car group hired, and will need to show a valid driving license. A major credit card will also be required.
Rodez Airport (RDZT01)
Aeroport De Rodez Marcillac
12 Route De Decazeville
Salles La Sources, 12300
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 08:30 to 19:00