Europcar is making van hire more accessible with the addition of five major UK airports to its Van network. The decision to add airport locations to the Europcar Van network has been prompted by an increasing demand from both businesses and leisure customers for vans at these key commercial hubs. It also reflects the growth in logistics business originating from airports.
“In the last year we have seen significant growth in van rental by logistics companies”, explained Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar UK Group. “We believe this is largely due to the huge upturn in online and home shopping over the last year or so. But we think it’s also attributable to the fact that logistics companies want the flexibility of van rental – rather than ownership – so that costs are matched to demand. In addition, these new airport locations increase accessibility of vans for our leisure customers.”
Europcar Vans are now available at the company’s Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham and Newcastle locations.
“This is all about choice”, added McCall. “We know that there a number of businesses operating in and around these airport locations. Therefore, by adding vans to our fleet at those branches, we are simply giving these businesses the same range of choice as organisations operating down-town.
“We also understand that consumers want easy access to hire vans, which is why opening at these airport locations, with their extended opening hours and easy transport links, is a perfect fit for our customers”