Trapani Airport is a part military, part civilian airport located in the Sicilian region of Italy. It handles over 1.5 million passengers per annum, and is mainly served by the airline company Ryanair. Since that the airport is closely located to Birgi Novo, it is otherwise known as the Trapani-Birgi Airport, or simply as the Birgi Airport, and can also be referred to as the Vicenzo Florio Airport. For distinguish from similar airport establishments, it is allocated the code of TPS. Car hire is a popular option for transport from this location, and Maggiore Trapani Airport is one of the car rental companies available. Maggiore is an Italian car hire company, and one of favourite choices at many airports in Italy.
Car rental from Trapani Airport is very convenient, as the car hire companies are located within the single terminal building. Their rental counters are in the arrival area, and their vehicles are parked within easy walking distance of all airport facilities. Maggiore is open from 08:00 to 22:30, seven days a week, but could also be available earlier in the morning, from 07:00 to 09:59, and later in the evening, from 22:31 to 23:30. There may be extra charges should you require Maggiore’s services during these times. However, Maggiore is available to meet passengers from the majority of arrival flights, and will accept over-the-counter reservations or online bookings in advance of your arrival. Earlier reservations are often preferable, since they ensure lower rental rates, and secure your ideal car for holiday or business purposes.
Many of the Trapani Airport car hire companies offer a range of additional equipment which can be hired along with the vehicle, and Maggiore is no exception. Some of their equipment available includes chains, cart vans, GPS navigators, risers for children, satchels and baby seats. Families should organise a child seat if they are travelling with children aged four or under, and a satellite navigation system could be a valuable asset to anyone’s journey. The GPS unit offered by Maggiore features continuous road maps, and comes pre-programmed with an extensive list of points of interest that include the locations of gas stations, hotels, restaurants, pharmacies, tourist attractions etc. Any of these items will cost a few extra Euro per rental, or per day of hire, however, Maggiore hand controls for disabled drivers are available free of charge from Trapani Airport. Hand controls are a useful device for drivers with a lower limb disability, and are fitted to certain types of automatic vehicles.
Maggiore will require all drivers listed on the rental agreement to be at least 21 years of age, and to be present to show their valid driving licenses when collecting the vehicle. Licenses issued in the European Union are generally accepted, provided that they are printed in a Roman alphabet. Foreign renters may require an International Driving Permit. This document is a translation of your local license, and should always accompany your ordinary driving license. All the Trapani Airport car rental companies charge a young driver fee for renters under the age of 25, and will expect payment by one of the major credit cards, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa.
An additional service which could be useful to customers is the Maggiore one way hire option that allows the rented car to be returned to a different rental location. Sometimes passengers need to leave the country from a different airport, and will not be driving back to Trapani Airport. One way hire services are then most convenient, and may or may not incur additional charges. The rates applicable will depend on the length of the rental period requested, and the final destination of the vehicle. Vehicles from Maggiore are only late models, and are hired with twenty-four hour emergency roadside assistance and unlimited mileage. They will also be hired with a full tank of fuel, and should be returned with a full tank, unless fuel was purchased at the start of the rental. Make sure that you find out which type of fuel your car requires.
Vehicles from Maggiore are available in various car categories, and come in all shapes and sizes. There are cars suitable for just two people, such as the Smart For Two, and other smaller cars ideal for up to four people, for example, the Fiat Panda 1.2 and Fiat Bravo 1.6. Larger vehicles ideal for five or more passengers include the Volvo S80 2.4 (with an automatic transmission), the Peugeot 5008 1.6, Lancia Delta 1.6 and the Nissan Qashqai 1.5. There are also some nice station wagons for hire, similar to the Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6, Volkswagen Passat Variant 2.0 and the Audi A6 Avant 2.7, while Minivans for larger groups of passengers include the Volvo XC60 Momentum and the Fiat Ducato 30 Panorama 2.3, ideal for nine passengers.
All persons hiring a vehicle from Maggiore, Trapani Airport, should keep in mind the road rules set for drivers in Italy. The speed limits on the roads are taken very seriously by traffic officials, and there are many radar traps which catch speeders. Stay within 50kph in urban areas, 90kmph on open roads, 110kph on dual carriageways/highways and 130kph on autostrada. There are also strict limits on the amount of alcohol intake for drivers, and all passengers in a vehicle should be wearing seatbelts at all times.
Contact Maggiore for all further details regarding a hire car from Trapani Airport.
Agency of Apt Trapani (TP)
Airport Trapani Birgi V.zo Florio
Telephone Number: 0923 841990
Fax Number: 0923 843278
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