It occurred to me the other day that I’ve haven’t written any location posts recently. With the summer approaching, there are many places to choose from, far and wide. However, for the first post this year, I’ve decided to stay closer to home and write about Luton Airport.
Luton Airport is located 30 miles north of London and is just off junction 10a of the M1 motorway. It is also serviced by direct trains from St Pancras in London and the North. The airport has grown in size over the last few years, mainly due to the partnership of low cost carriers such as EasyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Monarch. The expansion of these airlines opened up international travel to a lot of people and made it affordable to go further afield. This means that Luton is now the fifth busiest airport in the UK.
In addition to the above airlines, Luton now offers a luxury experience with Silverjet, one of Avis’ partners. Silverjet fly to New York and Dubai and as they say on their website, “We’re bringing back the values that have been lost in today’s world of mass travel by offering you a private jet experience for an exceptional low fare.”
Avis Luton Airport is located at the Car Rental centre, which can be reached by catching a bus from the terminal. When you arrive, you can catch the bus, marked “Car Hire Centre” from Bus Stop 1A outside the terminal and it will drop you right outside the Avis desk. These buses run every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.
If you’re returning your car, follow the road signs for “Car Rental Return”. If you’re arriving for an early flight, park the car in an Avis bay and leave the keys in the key safe. The staff will check the car in when they open up in the morning. If you’re arriving during opening hours, our rapid return agents will inspect the car and issue you a receipt and the bus will take you back to the terminal building.
Avis Luton airport are also taking part in the Avis Preferred 3 minute promise, which was introduced there last week. However, be warned, the 3 minutes start when you get off the bus, not when you get on!!
It would be great to hear about your experience of Luton, good or bad, to pass on to our staff. Or if you’ve got any ideas on how Avis at Luton airport could improve their service, please let us know.