Brindisi Airport handles approximately one million passengers per year, and is considered to be an important gateway to the Puglia region of southern Italy. The airport is only about two or three kilometers from the city of Brindisi. Although this is not the most popular location for tourism, there are some areas of interest nearby, such as Lecce and Salento. Due to its location, Brindisi Airport is also referred to as Aeroporto del Salento, or Brindisi Papola Casale Airport, and has the airport code of BDS. Transport options at the airport include some good car hire companies, such as National. National offers their customers low rental rates and vehicles of very high quality.
National Car Hire Brindisi Airport is found in the arrivals hall of the airport, and is open from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 08:30 and 19:30. On Sundays they are available from 09:30 to 19:00. Customers can go directly to National’s rental counters at the airport to hire their vehicles, or they can visit National’s website, at www.nationalcar.com. All the information about National’s services are on their website, including the vehicle categories available at their Brindisi Airport location. All vehicles at National are priced, booked and controlled by car category, therefore customers will not select a vehicle by its specific make and model, but rather by car category. The information for the example vehicles in each category, such as passenger and luggage capacities, can be used as a general guideline when selecting the correct size of vehicle.
Economy vehicles at National are very popular, as they are affordable and light on fuel. They are also smaller and more practical vehicles for driving around busy Italian streets. Around two adults and two children fit nicely into these cars, as well as one large and one small luggage item. Example vehicles in this category are the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2. The Ford Fiesta is slightly larger, and comes with air conditioning, ABS brakes and a manual transmission. Compact vehicles seat two adults and three children, and are of a hatchback model. They have five seatbelts, AM FM stereo and air conditioning; for example, the Alfa 147 JTD M-Jet Progression.
Slightly larger medium sized cars can be hired from the Intermediate, Midsize Specialty and Fullsize categories. This size of vehicle is ideal for the average family or business renter. The VW Passat Comfortline 1.9 is available in the Intermediate category, while the Mercedes B 200 CDI 2.0 is an example vehicle in the Midsize Specialty category. Fullsize vehicles all come with an automatic transmission, and include the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance 2.2 as an example vehicle. This car also has good space for luggage, storing two large and two small items. Even more luggage space can be found in vehicles from the Fullsize Wagon category, as they store up to six pieces of luggage. An example includes the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2, which is also an automatic vehicle.
Larger families or groups of travelers arriving at Brindisi Airport will find what they are looking for at National as well. National’s Minivan category has vehicles that seat up to seven passengers, with plenty of interior and luggage space, and in the Van category, customers can hire vehicles for up to nine passengers. The Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.0 is a Minivan, while the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8 is classified as a van-type vehicle. Premium vehicles include the Mercedes E280 CDI Avangarde 2.8, and these cars are ideal for passengers who need a more elegant or stylish vehicle for business or private functions.
The primary renter at National, Brindisi Airport, is required to be at least 21 years of age, and to have a valid drivers license. A ‘young driver fee’ may be applicable to renters between the ages of 21 and 24. Younger drivers may also not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories. The primary renter may request for additional drivers to be registered on the rental contract. Additional drivers must meet the same requirements as the primary renter, and will incur an extra cost per day of rental. Additional drivers who are ‘underage’ will also need to pay young driver fees.
Visually impaired customers are also welcome to be the primary renter at National, but will need a designated driver with a valid drivers license. The credit card of the visually impaired driver will however be used for payment of the rental. All major credit cards are accepted at National, such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard / MasterCard and Visa. Sometimes customers want to drive longer distances in their rental vehicles, and for this reason National offers one-way rental options. One-way rentals are when you collect your vehicle from one location, but return it to another. Minivans are however not available for one-way rentals.
Customers can contact National, at their Brindisi Airport rental location, for further details on all their services. Further information is also available on their website, at www.nationalcar.com.
Address: Brindisi-Papola Casale Apt (BDST01)
Papola Casale Apt – Brindisi
Telephone Number: 39-083-141-8155
Fax Number: (08) 31413442