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City Car Club expands fleet to cover Edinburgh Airport

19 October 2010

Edinburgh Airport has teamed up with City Car Club to provide on-site businesses and visitors to the city with 24/7 access to pay-by-the-hour self-service cars.

The UK’s leading car club have initially placed two hybrid cars at the airport which are now available to book by the hour, day, or as long as they like. The cars are conveniently located in the short-stay car park, directly outside the airport terminal, so members can be out of the airport and driving away in seconds.

The City Cars are perfect for employees located at the airport, day visitors and business people who fly in and need quick access to a car to drive into Edinburgh or the surrounding areas.

The cars can be booked online or by phone in advance or at a moments notice. All members need to do is pick up the car and drive off. When the booking has ended, simply return the car to its bay. It’s as straightforward as that, there’s no paperwork, no contracts, no need to pick up or drop off the keys at a desk and no charges for not returning the tank full.

Edinburgh Airport are committed to developing in a sustainable and responsible manner, which is why the City Cars located there are the brand new Toyota Prius Hybrid T3 cars which boast CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km. These are the only hybrid cars available to hire from the airport, a significant introduction as the airport continually looks to lower its carbon footprint.

Car club membership appeals to both individuals and businesses alike. Many members join as a cost effective alternative to car ownership enabling them to pay for a car only when they need one, without paying for it when they don’t. Equally more and more businesses are saving money by choosing car club membership over managing pool cars, using taxis, booking traditional hire cars, or reimbursing employees for using their own cars.

City Car Club is already highly successful in Edinburgh with almost 4,000 members and has a total national membership of approaching 20,000. The cars at Edinburgh Airport add to an existing network of 100 cars and vans, conveniently located in and around the city. Members of the car club have access to every vehicle in Edinburgh as well as cars and vans in Glasgow and 13 other UK cities.

Kevin Brown, Edinburgh Airport’s Managing Director said: “We work hard to provide our passengers with choices to suit their travel needs when they arrive at Edinburgh and we are delighted to work with City Car Club offering our passengers more choice for their onward journey from Edinburgh Airport.”

City Car Club’s Managing Director, James Finlayson commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Edinburgh Airport. Our cars will make it a doddle for passengers to collect a car and get out of the airport with the minimum of fuss. And at last, people aren’t fixed to a full day rental when they might only need a car from the airport for a few hours.”

Find your nearest car and join today at www.citycarclub.co.uk