The Northern Ireland unit of Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced it is set to start offering service inside the passenger terminal at George Best Belfast City Airport. Regional manager Diane Mulholland stated that the booth would be located in the airport’s Arrivals hall and provide a seamless vehicle pick-up procedure for arriving passengers.
She continued by saying that around 6,500 passengers flew to Belfast City every day and for a significant proportion of them car hire was the easiest means of onward travel. She noted that setting up an on-airport counter at the airport was all part of Enterprise’s aim of establishing a presence at the UK’s key transport hubs.
Ms Mulholland explained that opening the new office would create seven jobs and five of these were being filled by graduates from the firm’s in-house management trainee programme. She finished off with the claim the new office and jobs were beneficial to the Belfast local community as a whole.
Enterprise already maintains a service outlet onsite at Belfast International Airport as well as depots in the North Belfast area of Newtownabbey, south Belfast’s Boucher Crescent, Portadown and Lisburn. Enterprise has about 400 stations in the UK and a total of about 7,000 around the world.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car was launched in 1957 and is headquartered in the US state of Missouri. It was named by founder Jack Taylor in homage to WWII aircraft-carrier USS Enterprise.
A merger in 2009 with car hire suppliers National and Alamo resulted in the formation of Enterprise Holdings. The conglomerate is now one of the US’s biggest privately owned companies.