Cagliari Airport is also known as Cagliari Elmas Airport, as it is situated in the area of Elmas, Italy. The airport is only 7 km away from Cagliari, and is also located on the island of Sardinia. This is a very popular tourist area, and many passengers hire a car from one of the car hire companies. Avis offers their services as one of these companies, and they have a wide range of quality vehicles to rent. The car rental counters at the airport are located in a new building, just outside the terminal and next to the multistory car parking area.
Avis, at this rental location, is open every day of the week between the hours of 07:30 and 22:30. The primary renter is required to be at least 21 years of age. Drivers between 21 and 25 years of age will need to pay a ‘young driver fee’, which is a charge applicable to each day of rental, up until a maximum of ten days. Younger drivers are also restricted from hiring certain vehicle categories, and these include H (Full Size), I (Intermediate), J (Economy), L (Premium) and N (Convertible). All drivers listed on the rental agreement must have a valid drivers license, which must be shown when collecting the vehicle. Foreign renters may need to have an International Driving Permit as well. Rentals are usually paid for with a major credit card, and Avis accepts the cards of American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Eurocard and Visa, as well as Avis Charge Cards. The credit card used for payment of the rental should also be in the name of the primary renter. Debit cards are not accepted as a payment method.
Avis offers many different car categories for hire, and customers at Cagliari will choose one of these categories when renting a vehicle, rather than a car by its specific make and model. Example vehicles in the different categories can be viewed on Avis’ website, at www.avis.com. Vehicles can also be hired in advance from Avis’ website. All information about renting from Avis can be found on this website as well. One of the popular car classes available at Avis is the Economy category, and contains vehicles such as the Fiat Panda 1.2 Dynamic, New Corsa 1.2 16V Enjoy and Fiat Grande Punto 1.3, which are all vehicles with a manual transmission. The Nissan Micra 1.2 is another vehicle in this category, and it has an automatic transmission. These vehicles all come with air conditioning, can seat between four and five people, and have room for a few luggage items. Compact vehicles from Avis are of a similar size to those in the Economy class, including the Volkswagen Golf 1.9, and are also light on fuel.
Larger vehicles can be hired from the categories of Intermediate and Full Size. These vehicles are idea for the average sized family, or even the business renter. Examples include the Mercedes Classe A180, Alfa Romeo 159 1.9 and BMW Series 320D Eletta. Corporate clients may also be interested in the Premium category, which contains vehicles that are a bit more elegant and stylish than those in the other car categories. They make an excellent impression at any prestigious business, or even private, function.
Customers arriving at Cagliari that need extra space in their vehicles for luggage can hire from one of the wagon categories, such as Compact Wagon or Intermediate Wagon. These vehicles have five doors, air conditioning, and a manual transmission. They store up to five or more luggage items, and still have space for five people. Even larger vehicles can be hired from Avis’ selection of Vans. Their categories include Minivan, Full Size Van and Premium Van. The Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8 can be found in the Minivan category, seating up to seven people, the Ford Galaxy 2.0 in the Full Size Van Category, also seating seven people, and the Nuovo Ducato Panorama 2.3 in the Premium Van category, seating up to nine passengers.
Customers who are fond of renting from Avis can become an Avis Preferred Member, and enjoy many exclusive benefits. This membership is free to join, customers must only be at least 23 years of age to qualify. Most Avis locations offer their Avis Preferred Members pre-prepared paperwork, priority Avis Preferred counters, and will have their vehicles parked in the most convenient spaces. Some locations even offer a dedicated cabin in the car park for members, and will have the car keys waiting in the vehicle so that you can bypass the rental counter. Other benefits include being able to access your details online, and the use of a dedicated call center reservation line.
All vehicles rented from Avis, at Cagliari Airport, begin the rental period with a full tank of fuel. However, customers have various fuel options when returning the vehicle. The Fuel Up Front option allows you to pay for a full tank of fuel ahead of your rental period, and you may then return the vehicle empty. This is the ideal option if you are likely to use all the fuel. The second option is Pay On Return, and this option is when you haven’t paid for a full tank, but can still return the vehicle empty. A re-fuelling service charge will apply. Alternatively, customers can use the Bring Back Full option, return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel, and avoid any extra charges from Avis.
Avis, at Cagliari Airport, also offers the rental of extra equipment, such as baby safety seats, child booster seats and satellite navigation systems. More information can be acquired from Avis’ website, or by directly contacting their rental location at the airport.
Aeropuerto Elmas Cagliari
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