Renting a car with Avis?
Here’s a quick introduction to Avis
Founded in 1946 by Warren Avis, it is an American car rental company based in New Jersey, USA, owned and operated by Avis Budget Group, Inc. Being arguably the world’s most recognized brand name in car hire, Avis inspires customer loyalty with its memorable “We try harder” marketing tagline and reputation for being ahead of the industry curve.
The company has a strong base of repeat commercial and business travellers, particularly at major airports. In fact, Avis was the first car rental provider to open locations at airports. Some of its largest car rental operations are found in the United States at Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), and New York (JFK).
Where are the largest Avis depots by vehicle fleet size in the US?
US locations are by far the largest for Avis with thousands of vehicles, found, in order of size at:
- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
- Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
- Chicago OHare Airport (ORD)
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
- Denver International Airport (DEN)
- JFK New York Airport (JFK)
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
- Seattle–Tacoma International Airport(SEA)
- McCarran International Airport (LAS)
- Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Avis has both company-owned and franchised operations, the latter mainly found at off-airport locations. The brand operates roughly 5,500 branches in over 165 countries, with a total worldwide fleet of 650,000 vehicles. A global leader in car rental innovation, Avis was also the first car rental company to offer comprehensive online booking services. Avis Access is the world’s first car rental program for drivers with disabilities. The company’s two customer loyalty programs, Avis Preferred and Avis for Business, set the template for the car hire industry, and continue to be followed today.
Vehicles from General Motors have traditionally comprised the bulk of the Avis rental fleet, but many North American locations offer vehicles from non-GM brands such as Nissan, Volkswagen, Mercedes, and Volvo. The European fleet is heavily slanted in favour of Ford, Fiat, Vauxhall, Peugeot, and Citroen. The Avis Select Series offers an impressive range of luxury vehicles from BMW, Jaguar, and Cadillac. Though the company is geared toward business travel, Avis has a comprehensive selection of vehicles suitable for all rental customers.
Keep reading for more in-depth information about renting a car with Avis.