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Thrifty Catania Airport

Thrifty is one of the excellent car rental companies available at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. They offer a wide range of quality vehicles that can be rented from their premise, or to ensure their availability, from their website at Their rental counters are located in the Arrivals area of the airport’s single terminal building, and this area is on the ground floor.

One of the special features of Thrifty is their Blue Chip Membership. This membership is free for any renter to join, and ensures the customer faster reservations, rentals and returns, shorter lines at the counter, because there is the special Blue Chip Members Only line, and even the possibility to earn free rental days with Blue Chip Rewards. When renting, Thrifty customers can choose Blue Chip Rewards as their preferred rewards program, and earn a free days rental for every 16 days of car hire with Thrifty.

Thrifty offers their customers something different with their Wild Car Program. If you choose the Wild Car Program, you are guaranteed to receive a Mid-size or larger vehicle. You don’t know what its going to be, but receiving a vehicle of this size, and paying rates that are lower than for a Mid-size vehicle, is definitely worth the surprise! Your vehicle will have at least five seatbelts and space for two items of luggage or more. The actual vehicle will be determined by the pickup location. If you make an online reservation, you must select ‘Wild Car’ as your car class. Alternatively, select the ‘Specialty’ car class in Step 1, or the ‘Specialty/Wild Car’ class in Step 2 of the rental reservation process.

Thrifty, at Catania Airport, offers a wide variety of car classes and vehicles. There are six categories from which to choose, and the example cars in each category represent the manufacturer’s base model. In the Economy class, customers can enjoy the Lancia Ypsilon or the Fiat Punto. Compact cars include the Fiat Stilo, and Mid-size vehicles are such as the Daewoo Nubira. Larger vehicles such as the Alfa Romeo 147 and Alfa Romeo 156 are available in the Standard and Full-size categories, and luxury vehicles such as the Jaguar X-type are available from the Premium category.

Passengers at Catania Airport who need to rent for very long periods of time should find out what Thrifty has to offer, as they run the Multi-Month Rental Program for special requirements just like this. For this option, clients should have an existing corporate account with Thrifty. If you don’t, you can sign up for one on Thrifty’s website. These reservations are made as simple as possible with a special 800#. Cars can be rented for up to eleven months, and there is no need to return the vehicle until the rental period is complete. Charges for the rental are automatically billed every month to the renter’s credit card or Thrifty billing account.

Similar to other rental companies, Thrifty will require the primary renter to be 21 years of age or older, have a valid driving license and be the holder of a major credit card. Younger drivers under the age of 25 may be required to pay a higher rental rate, and also may not be able to rent certain special types of vehicles. It is wise to make sure that you are properly insured when renting a vehicle, and certain types of insurances may be mandatory. Insurance may include Vehicle Theft Protection, Third Party Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver. You may be inclined to find out from your credit card company if they offer any types of insurance. Ensure as well that you rent any extra equipment necessary for your journey, such as a navigation system or a baby car seat.

Apart from Thrifty’s Blue Chip Rewards Program, there are many rental discounts and promotions offered by their airline and hotel partners. Frequent flyer miles and other bonuses can be earned from airlines such as Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines, American Airlines, Gulf Air, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Hotels include the Hilton Hotels, and other partners include the Park ‘N Fly Network, RBC Rewards, Veterans Advantage and Westgate Resorts.

More information can be obtained by contacting Thrifty at Catania Airport.


Catania Airport, Sicily, Italy (CTA)
Fontanarossa Airport
Catania, Italy, 1-95121

Telephone Number: 39 095 7232149

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