Alamo Rent A Car is one of the popular car hire companies available at Milan Malpensa Airport. Alamo offers a wide selection of quality vehicles and special rental offers. At this airport, their rental counters are located in Terminal 1, on the first floor. Milan Malpensa Airport is an intercontinental airport, handling over twenty-five million passengers per year, and is situated approximately 45 km away from the city center of Milan. It has two terminal buildings, of which Terminal 1 is the newer addition to the airport, and they are connected by a free shuttle bus. Other car hire companies available at Malpensa Airport include Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Budget, Thrifty, Easycar, National and Maggiore.
Alamo, at this rental location, requires the primary renter to be at least 21 years of age. Similar to other car rental companies, younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate, in the form of a ‘Young Drivers Surcharge’, and this is a rate applicable per day of rental and per underage driver listed on the rental agreement, up until a maximum of ten days. Certain specialty type and larger sized vehicles may also not be permitted for rent by younger drivers. A valid drivers license must be shown by all drivers when collecting the vehicle, and licenses must have been held for at least one year in the renter’s country of residence. Foreign renters may be required to have an International Driving Permit as well. UK renters should have both parts of their drivers license available. A major credit card in the name of the primary renter is required for payment of the rental, and cards accepted by Alamo are American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.
Alamo offers a wide range of vehicles, and these vehicles are all divided into various car categories. All vehicles are booked, priced and controlled by car category. Customers can view the various categories on Alamo’s website, at www.alamo.com. There are also pictures available of example vehicles in each category, along with their seating and luggage capacities. These indicated capacities should only be used as a general guideline when selecting the ideal size car, as they will vary according to the car’s manufacture. Alamo displays a standard rental agreement on their website as well, so that you can familiarize yourself with their contract before arriving at the rental counters.
Smaller vehicles are available for hire from Alamo’s Economy category. These vehicles include the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2. They are great cars for city driving, and seat up to two adults and two children, making them ideal for small families, couples or a single driver. They only have room for one large and one small luggage item though, therefore a larger vehicle may be more suitable for longer road trips. Compact vehicles include the Alfa 147 JTD M-Jet Progression 1.6, and in the Compact Wagon category, an example vehicle is the Fiat Stilo SW Active 1.9 JTD 120cv. Vehicles in this category have a bit more space for luggage than those previously mentioned.
An estate car is always an ideal option if you are transporting a heavy load of luggage. Alamo offers the Midsize Wagon and Fullsize Wagon categories that are ideal for these purposes. Midsize Wagon vehicles include the Fiat Croma Dynamic MJT 1.9, while the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2 is an example vehicle in the Fullsize Wagon category, and it has space for up to four large luggage items and two smaller items. Other vehicles available from Alamo include the Mercedes B 200 CDI 2.0 in the Midsize Specialty category, the VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9 in the Midsize category, and the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance 2.2 in the Fullsize category.
Business passengers arriving at Malpensa Airport may need to hire a vehicle with more elegance and class than the ordinary rented vehicle. For prestigious business events Alamo offers the Premium category, featuring vehicles such as the Mercedes E280 CDI Avangarde 2.8. Vehicles in this category are have more luxurious features, and will definitely create an excellent impression. Larger families and groups of travelers will be interested in the categories of Minivan and Van, for these contain vehicles with plenty of interior space. The Fiat Ulysses Dynamic 2.0 seats up to seven people, and the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8 in the Van category seats up to nine passengers.
Customers who are fond of renting from Alamo are recommended to become Quicksilver members. This is a free membership available to all Alamo customers, regardless of whether they are frequent renters or not. Quicksilver members enjoy many exclusive benefits, including a simplified reservation and rental process, counter bypass options with the Alamo self-service kiosks and many special members-only deals. Customers may enroll for this membership from Alamo’s website.
Alamo offers a comprehensive Corporate Program for all their business clients arriving at Malpensa Airport. This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of business travelers, and help companies to manage their business travel expenses. Some of the benefits offered by this program includes guaranteed low rates available throughout the year, Alamo’s Express Return service, priority service at the Silver Service counters, unlimited mileage on round-trip rentals, reduced surcharges for underage drivers, a dedicated corporate reservation desk, special discounts for leisure travel and flexible billing options. More detailed information about Alamo’s Corporate Program is available on their website.
Customers can contact Alamo, at Milan Malpensa Airport, for further information.
Milan-Malpensa Apt (MXPT71)
Telephone Numbers: (39) 02 58581133
Fax Number: (02) 58589140