Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is tagged as the busiest airport in the world that can serve around 90 million passengers every year with less than 1 million flights. It is located 11 kilometers south of the central business district of Atlanta. The airport has 199 gates that serve both the domestic and international flights.
Serving the passengers of the world’s busiest airport is not an easy task. But the officials of the airport are performing and are able to provide the necessary ground transportation required by passengers who will be arriving and departing from the airport. The airport has its own line and train station that connects it to the city. The airport also provides shuttle, bus, rental car, executive car, and taxi cab for immediate need of ground transportation. In addition, the airport built the Hartsfield-Jackson Rental Car Center that houses thirteen of the top car rental companies across the United States.
Among these thirteen car rental company is the Budget Car and Truck Rental of Atlanta. It is an independent Licensee from Budget Rent A Car System Inc., which is one of the best known brands of car rental in the world. The Atlanta airport location has been in operation since 1977. It provides a number of fuel efficient vehicles, luxury cars, sedans, convertibles, SUV’s, passenger vans, Mini Vans, Moving Trucks, and Cargo Vans. It has competitive and reasonable prices that can be availed anytime of the week.
To find the Budget Atlanta airport shall require a five minute ride of the Atlanta Sky Train which is located at the ground transportations of the airport. When the passenger arrives at the rental car center, he can simply follow the signs that lead to the Budget counter for a car rental transaction.
The Budget car rental Atlanta airport started with 366 cars along with less than 50 employees. Over the years, the company expanded and acquired more than 2,000 cars and is now employing 500 personnel. Along with its major competitors, Budget ATL targeted the airport market and the local customers that provide the company’s growth. Thus, it already has thirteen rental locations across the city of Atlanta and one in the airport. It also has 13 truck locations within Atlanta. All the locations provide courtesy pick-up as well as drop off within the locations five mile radius depending on the availability of the service agents.
Budget Car Rental Atlanta Airport offers the following choices of vehicles: Economy with Accent, Rio, and similar; Compact with Focus, Caliber, or similar; Intermediate with Avenger, Sebring, or similar; Standard with Fusion, Camry, or similar; Full Size with Fusion, Camry or Similar; Premium with Charger, Taurus or similar; Luxury with Grand Marquis or similar; Intermediate SUV with Journey, Escape or Similar; Standard SUV with Edge, Sorento, or similar; Full Size SUV with Explorer, Flex or similar; Premium SUV with Expedition EL; Sport Coupe with Ford Mustang or similar; Convertible with Ford Mustang or similar; Minivan with Town and Country or similar; 15 Passenger Van with Chevy 15 Van or similar; Pick-up Truck with Dakota, Silverado or similar; and Cargo Van with Chevy Cargo Van.
Also, Budget Hartsfield-Jackson offers additional equipment for travelling convenience of its customers. It includes the following:
- Garmin GPS – a time saver that guides and provides the driver with an audible turn-by-turn directions, hotel and attractions, and addresses while you are driving through a simple touch of the screen.
- Child Safety Seat – when the customer is travelling with a child, he can make advance reservation for a child seat.
- DVD Players – Customers can include the DVD player to his reservation to provide entertainment for backseat passengers during a long travel time.
- Driver with disabilities – as part of the company commitment to its customers, it offers right or left hand controlled vehicle for disabled person. This service has no extra cost.
Budget rent a Car Atlanta airport offers different kind of discounts to its customers. To attract a number of clients looking for car hire services, Budget ATL customer can avail of the following promos:
- Customers can rent an economy car for as lows as $17 per day on weekend. Moreso, customers who will be renting for a week can rent the car for just $119. While for Intermediate SUV, it can be rented for $22 per day on weekend or $139 for a week.
- On selected vehicles, customers can avail of the $25 discount on a weekly rental.
- Regular customer who rent for five times is entitled to earn 10% of his rentals anywhere anytime.
- Customers are entitled for a free upgrade for one car class on rentals made for intermediate cars through full size vehicles.
Budget Rent a Car was founded in 1958 by Morris Mirkin at Los Angeles California. It started with 10 cars and posed as a cheaper alternative compare to its competitors. In 2001, the company assets had been purchased by Cendant Corporation which also owned Avis. As of 2010, the company has 2,750 locations worldwide with more than 21,000 employees.
Reservations can be made online or at the Atlanta Rental Car Center. The following are the numbers to call for different concerns of the customers:
Spanish Reservations 800-992-2776
Corporate Reservations 404-530-3000
Rental Extensions 770-240-3303
Customer Service 770-240-3302
Roadside Assistance 404-530-3035
For customers outside Atlanta who would like to rent a car upon arrival at the Hartsfield-Jackson airport, they can call 800-527-070 for reservations.
The safety and enjoyable travel experience is the primary concern of the airport personnel in Budget Atlanta airport. Thus, passengers who will be arriving and departing from the airport and will be seeking the services of the airport ground transportation are advised to use authorized vehicles only. These vehicles have an affixed airport decal on their bumper. Moreso, the authorize drivers in the airport carries an identification badge. Transact business with this people only. While they are little expensive compare to the ones outside the airport area, you are assured of your safety.