Tampa International Airport Considers Car Rental Charge

Hi all,

The company that runs Tampa International Airport will meet next month to consider charging $2.50 for every car rental collected.

Since Alamo/National joined Budget, Dollar Thrifty and Hertz on airport at Tampa, the car rental facility has been pushed close to busting, Tampa is one of the few airports in the United States with a covered car rental ready line so close to the baggage areas but at a capacity of only 1300 cars development is required.

Faced with a car rental facility operating close to full capacity, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority on Thursday agreed to weigh the new fee to stockpile $8.9 million annually for expansion and pay down debt for current rental facilities.

Board members noted that less than 5% of car rental deals are booked by local residents and that Tampa is among the few big airports not charging a fee.

usrentacar.co.uk notes that the 4 on airport companies that pay around $30 million a year in rent have informally agreed to the fee, which will also fund a $20 million, two-year overhaul of the main terminal building.

At present this is just speculation and nothing has been confirmed or agreed, however it will be something for car rental brokers to consider when negotiating rates for next year.

Regards,

James,

 Car hire Tampa


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