Milan Malpensa Airport is situated approximately 45 km from the city center of Milan, and is an international airport which handles over twenty-five million passengers per year. There is a good selection of car hire companies available at the airport for arriving passengers who require a vehicle. Thrifty is one of these companies, and they are known for offering excellent car rental services, and competitive prices to match. Their rental counters can be found in Terminal 1 of Malpensa Airport, on the first floor.
Thrifty, at this airport rental location, is open every day of the week, from 07:00 and 23:30. Customers can hire a car directly from the car rental counters at the airport, or in advance from Thrifty’s website, at www.thrifty.com. Their website displays all the car categories available at Thrifty Malpensa Airport, and customers will select one of these categories when renting a vehicle, rather than a car by its specific make and model. There are also more details about the services offered by Thrifty on their website, as well as their rental procedures and policies.
Vehicles in the Economy category at Thrifty are often a popular choice amongst many renters, as they are small and practical, easy to drive and easy to park! They are an excellent choice for short distance trips or city driving. However, they don’t have much room for luggage, and therefore a larger vehicle may be required for longer journeys. In general, these vehicles are ideal for four people, making them a good option for single drivers, couples or a small family. Example cars in this category are the Lancia Ypsilon and Fiat Punto. Compact vehicles offered by Thrifty include the Fiat Stilo, and these cars are of a similar size to those in the Economy category. They are also great vehicles offering a pleasant driving experience, and are fuel efficient.
Larger vehicles can be hired from the categories of Mid-Size, Standard and Full-Size. They generally seat up to five people, and have a bit more space for luggage than the vehicles previously mentioned. The Daewoo Nubira is an example vehicle in the Mid-Size category, the Alfa Romeo 147 is found in the Standard category, and the Full-Size category features the Alfa Romeo 156. Estate vehicles are also available from the Mid-Size category, such as the Fiat Stilo Wagon. An estate car is always a great option if you need extra luggage space.
Thrifty is a worldwide car rental company, offering fast and easy online reservations. Simply complete the reservation form and Thrifty will have your vehicle ready and waiting for you. All vehicles offered are also only of the latest models available, and are guaranteed to have low mileage. Thrifty vehicles are dependable, checked for safety and well-maintained. Thrifty is a great choice of rental company for leisure or business travel arrangements.
Customers who are fond of renting from Thrifty Malpensa can join their Blue Chip Program. This is a free membership offered to occasional and frequent renters. Blue Chip members enjoy VIP service at the Blue Chip Members Only line, have faster reservations, rentals and returns and are offered many special rental discounts. Members can even earn free rental days with Thrifty from their Blue Chip Rewards Program. For every sixteen days of rental, customers will be rewarded with one free rental day. More information and sign-up forms are available on Thrifty’s website.
A unique and interesting program offered by Thrifty is their Wild Car Choice. When selecting ‘Wild Car’ as your vehicle category, you will be receiving a Mid-Size or larger vehicle, but only charged at a lower than Mid-Size vehicle rate. You do not know which car you will be driving, but its guaranteed to be great value for money. The staff at your rental location will choose your vehicle when you arrive at the counters. Your car is guaranteed to have at least five seatbelts and room for two luggage items or more. When booking online, choose the ‘Specialty’ car class in step one of the rental reservation process, or choose ‘Specialty/Wild’ car class in step two.
Customers arriving at Milan Malpensa Airport can also rent a vehicle for longer periods of time than usual from Thrifty. This will be a rental from Thrifty’s Multi-Month Rental Program. Contracts are offered for up to eleven months, and reservations for lengthy rentals are made easy with a special 800#. Customers can use their existing corporate account to secure the best rates and benefits from this program. If you don’t have one of these accounts, you may create one free of charge from Thrifty’s website. There is no need to return the rented vehicle before the full rental period is completed, and charges for the rental will automatically be billed to the customer’s credit card or Thrifty billing account each month.
Thrifty, at Malpensa Airport, requires the primary renter of a vehicle to be at least 21 years of age. All drivers listed on the rental agreement should have a valid drivers license which has been held for at least one year in their country of residence. In some cases an International Driving Permit may be required as well. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate than usual, and may not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories. These are usually larger or specialty type vehicles, such as convertibles. The primary renter should have a major credit card in his name which will be used for payment of the rental. Thrifty accepts the cards of American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.
Additional details can be acquired from Thrifty’s website (www.thrifty.com), or customers may contact Thrifty directly at their Milan Malpensa Airport rental location.
Milan/Malpensa 2000 APO, Italy (MXP)
Malpensa 2000 Terminal 1 APO
Milan-Malpensa, Italy I-21010
Telephone Number: 39 02 58581176