Europcar Ireland reports growth and expansion in 2013

Europcar Ireland has reported an 11pc increase in its peak fleet numbers to more than 5,000 vehicles and that it surpassed 900,000 rental days in 2013.

It is now operating in the number three slot in Ireland’s main airports after a successful Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) tender and has also recently opened four new branches in Galway, Athlone, Waterford and Cavan.

Colm Menton, CEO of Europcar Ireland said: “We can pinpoint the success in 2013 to the significant influx of tourists during the year of The Gathering and also through a change in behaviours by the corporate sector choosing to rent their fleet rather than buy.

“The successful tender with the DAA means that Europcar has almost 100 extra spaces in Dublin Airport which is our busiest location.  We expect to record 350 rentals a day out of Dublin Airport alone next summer.”

Along with its 11 branches, Europcar offers another 16 hubs nationwide that help support its replacement car rental business.