There are many car rental companies at Catania Airport, and Sixt Car Rental is one of the familiar names available at the airport. All the rental counters can be easily located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building. The terminal building is also fairly easy to navigate, as it is just a single building, with Departures on the first floor and Arrivals on the ground floor.
Sixt, at the Catania Airport location, is open form Monday to Friday between the hours of 07:30 and 22:00. On Saturdays and Sundays their hours are the same, as well as on Bank Holidays. Customers can rent a vehicle directly from the counters at the airport, or make a reservation in advance from Sixt’s website at www.sixt.com. Online customers will find their website easy and simple to navigate, as well as a detailed list of all the vehicles available for their area.
Sixt offers a wide range of car categories, and various different makes and models within each category. Quite popular are the smaller vehicles, especially for single travelers or couples. Examples of these vehicles include the Renault Clio, Citroen C3 and the Chevrolet Aveo. These vehicles have a manual transmission, air conditioning and a navigation system, depending on availability. Slightly larger cars for the small family may include the Chevrolet Cruze and the Renault Scenic. These vehicles are able to seat four occupants, and have sufficient space for two large items of luggage and three smaller luggage items. Some vehicles at Sixt include a satellite navigation system, and examples of these vehicles are the Mercedes Benz C-Class T-Modell, the Chrysler 300 C and the Mercedes Benz A-Class Aut. For the large family, or groups of travelers, there is the Renault Trafic, which can seat up to nine occupants. These are also manual vehicles with air conditioning.
Any Sixt customer can apply for the Sixt Express Card. This card has many benefits, such as quicker and more simple rentals, less queues and rental formalities, and discounts on certain holiday vehicles. Apart from the Sixt Express Card there is the Sixt Ladies Card and the Sixt Gold Card. The Sixt Gold Card is specifically for customers who rent from Sixt more than five times per year. This card has all the advantages of the Sixt Express Card, and large discounts on rental rates.
Sixt offers innovative solutions to avoid waiting in long queues when collecting or renting a vehicle. At their locations they have Sixt Quick-Check-In Terminals. To use the terminal customers must have a Sixt Express Card and have already made a reservation. Simply insert your Sixt Express Card or credit card into the terminal to access your reservation. Select your car from the three vehicles available, confirm your booking and print the rental agreement. Open the safe, take your keys, and you are ready to go.
It is also easy to hire a vehicle from Sixt Mobile-Check-In. Customers can phone and book a vehicle up to as little as four hours in advance, and all that is needed is your Sixt customer number or credit card number. After making the reservation, you can use the Sixt Quick-Check-In Terminal to choose your vehicle and collect your keys.
At Sixt, Catania Airport, primary renters should be at least 21 years of age, and in possession of a valid driver’s license and major credit card. Renters under the age of 25 may be subject to a young driver’s surcharge, and may also not be allowed to rent certain larger or specialty type vehicles. Sixt only accepts major credit card for rental payments, and these include Eurocard, American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa. No pre-paid or debit cards are accepted.
More information can be obtained from Sixt’s website, or by calling them at the below details.
Sicily – Catania Airport
Telephone Number: +39 095 340389
Fax Number: +39 095 340389
We were staying in this resort where the hotel had put on all sorts of entertainmentfor us, but we wanted to see a bit more of the island and be independent, so wehired a car for a couple of days. We chose a car from the Compact class online andon the day the car hire company gave us a Volkswagen Golf, which I’d always wantedto drive, so that was an added bonus. I needn’t have worried - the counter staffspoke great English. There was an option to hire a satellite navigation system aswell and I’m glad we did, because I know we’d have been lost without it!
Eric Clinton Eire