Hertz New Zealand has opened a major new service
centre based at Queenstown Airport to help accommodate the
airport’s strong growth in passenger traffic and subsequent new
opportunities for car rental in the Queenstown region.
The new facility includes a fourfold
increase in the number of parking bays and a doubling of space for
car preparation and maintenance, enabling Hertz to base and
prepare more vehicles in Queenstown.
Mark Righton, Hertz New Zealand Country Manager,
said, “Our operations in the Queenstown region are increasing and
effective immediately this major new facility will enable us to be
even more efficient in meeting the needs of the growing number of
leisure and business customers. We have timed the opening of our
expanded facilities to coincide with the start of the 2012 ski
season, the peak period every year for tourism in the Queenstown
With parking for 130 cars and expanded cleaning
and maintenance areas, the new Hertz facility will be the largest
car rental base in Queenstown.
All Hertz operations and
administration across the Wakatipu Basin will be controlled from
the new site.
Scott Paterson, CEO of Queenstown Airport,
welcomed the expansion by Hertz, which coincides with a 29% increase in flights to the airport this winter, compared with
“Queenstown Airport is focused on supporting its
tenants manage the growth of their business and we are delighted
that Hertz is opening this major service centre during our own
period of growth,” Mr Paterson said. “The opening of this major
service centre recognises the huge potential that Queenstown
offers for tourism operators such as Hertz.”
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