National Car Rental at Forli
National Forli Airport
Forli Airport is found in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and serves the city of Forli, the capital of the province of Forli-Cesena. The airport is also often referred to as the Luigi Ridolfi Airport, after an Italian aviator, and has the official IATA code of FRL. There are only two airline companies at this Italian airport, and it currently only serves around 350,000 passengers per year, however, in 2008 it’s passenger traffic did exceed 700,000. The airport’s facilities are adequate, and include car rental companies such as National Forli Airport. National’s customers can expect low rental rates, and a number of innovative services for their benefit.
National Car Hire is a company which has carved a niche for themselves in the corporate rental sector, and have over fifty years of experience, as they were established in 1947. In the 1970’s National helped pioneer the corporate-account business, and in 1987, they introduced the industry’s first comprehensive frequent-renter program. This program was and is still named as the Emerald Club, and many customers today still enjoy the services offered. In general, it is a program to facilitate easier reservations and rentals, in order to save the customer time and money. Some of the benefits include convenient e-receipts and the option of ‘car choice’, whereby the customer can quickly choose their vehicle and drive away without the need to fill out any lengthy paperwork. National is part of a strategic global alliance with Europcar, and together these two companies form the largest car rental network in the world.
Up until 2011 National was also the ‘Official Car Rental Company of the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. They were chosen for this prestigious role in 1944. All National’s vehicles are of the highest quality, and are only of the latest models to ensure their customers the utmost in safety, style and comfort, and many are adorned with excellent features, such as air conditioning, power steering, ABS brakes, anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger air bags and cruise control. Vehicles from National, and most of the other Forli Airport car hire companies are hired by category, rather than by specific make and model. However, should a specific car be required, National will do their best to ensure that you receive the vehicle requested.
At Forli Airport, National’s cars may be similar to the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2 in the Economy category and the Fiat Stilo SW Active 1.9 in the Compact Wagon category. These smaller cars are ideal for city driving, and are easy to drive provided that you have experience with a manual transmission. Larger cars are available in the Intermediate, Intermediate Wagon, Midsize Specialty, Fullsize and Fullsize Wagon categories, and may be similar to the VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9, Fiat Croma Dynamic MJT 1.9, Mercedes-Benz 200 CDI 2.0, Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance 2.2 and the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2. In general, station wagons have room for up to six luggage items, and have quite spacious interiors.
More elegant vehicles are available from the Premium and Luxury vehicle categories of the Forli Airport car rental companies, and large Minivans and Vans from National include the Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.0 for seven passengers and the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8 for nine passengers. National’s cars may include insurance in their rental quotes, but if they don’t it is wise to arrange theft protection and collision damage waiver for the duration of the rental period. They will also be available at Forli Airport with a full tank of fuel, and if fuel is purchased upfront, may be returned as empty as possible. Unless a National one way hire is arranged, vehicles should be returned to the same parking area of Forli Airport. One way hire services can be more convenient for certain renters, but may also be more expensive than an ordinary rental.
The car rental companies are found in the single terminal building of Forli Airport, and in the arrivals hall, which is located on the ground floor. The terminal is only a small building, and is therefore easy to navigate. The cars of the rental companies are also parked within walking distance of the terminal, on the airport grounds. National, at this rental location, is open from Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 12:00, and from 15:30 to 18:00 and on Saturdays from 09:00 to 12:00. National is closed on Sundays. Although rentals can be made directly over the rental counters, it is recommended to make an advanced booking, before your arrival at Forli Airport. Child seats and satellite navigation systems should also be requested as early as possible.
Forli Airport is completely accessible to disabled passengers, and the car rental companies offer various services for their assistance as well. National hand controls for disabled drivers with a lower limb disability may be available, and from Forli Airport, hand controls can be used free of charge. A person unable to drive due to disability may also still be the primary renter of the vehicle, by using an additional driver with a license to operate the vehicle. This driver is free of charge as well. Persons hiring a car from Forli Airport will need to be at least 21 years of age, have held their license for a year or longer before the rental date and should have a major credit card for payment, as cash or debit cards are not accepted.
Contact National, Forli Airport, for more information.
Forli Airport (FRLT01)
Aeroporto L. Ridolfi
Telephone Number: 543-473-015
Fax Number: 543-787-790