The author examines the rapid growth in airline passenger traffic and airport-based rental fleets. The economic consequences of this growth to car rental organizations and airport authorities, and the problems faced by airport-based car rental concessionaires are discussed. The author states that consultation between airport management and concessionaires regarding further plans and improvements is critically important. Most major rental organizations are concerned with present-day constraints in providing sophisticated and efficient services to business and holiday travellers. They are especially concerned in determining the level of additional facilities and services required to meet the projected volume of travel. Two problem areas are reviewed. The need for adequate rental counter facilities in the terminal baggage area discusses problems for counter space, the need for clear directional signs to rental counters, and standardized methods of signage. Secondly, the problem of providing parking spaces near the terminal for customer-ready cars discusses walking distances, terminal parking facilities, back-up service facilities and clear directional signs.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Genovese, V
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Pagination: p. 11-14
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airports International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM