10/27/2015 - Rental Car Facility grand opening scheduled at Austin’s airport (Media Advisory)

For immediate release: Oct. 27, 2015

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) news

Media Advisory

Consolidated Rental Car Facility grand opening at Austin’s airport

AUSTIN, TEXAS – A ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s new Rental Car Facility will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Festivities will include tours of the facility, live music, ribbon cutting, and interview opportunities with developer Pfeffer Development, operator Conrac Solutions, and rental car company representatives.

Media Coverage: The City of Austin Aviation Department and Pfeffer Development invite media to cover the grand opening ceremony. Media representatives should contact Aviation PIO prior to arriving at the airport. Media should park in the designated terminal media parking area and walk across the top level of the parking garage to the Rental Car Facility.

The opening of the new Rental Car Facility marks the completion, by private delivery, of the construction project known as CONRAC (Consolidated Rent-A-Car) Facility. The facility is a new five-level, 1.6 million square foot complex that consolidates all rental car operations, including vehicle pick up and drop off, car storage, cleaning, and fueling into a single facility. Eleven car rental agencies with more than 300 employees began operating at the facility on October 1, 2015. More than 3,000 rental car vehicles per day will pass through the facility, with up to 5,000 rental car vehicles passing through on the facility’s busiest days.

More public parking is another benefit of the new Rental Car Facility. Previously, rental cars were staged for customers on the top level of the airport’s original parking garage. By moving those vehicles to this facility, it opened up about 900 parking spaces for the traveling public. An additional parking improvement is that this building covered what was formerly part of Lot A, transforming it from an open air lot, exposed to the elements, into a new parking garage with about 800 spaces.


Media contacts:

Aviation PIO:

Jim Halbrook, 512/530-7531

Jason Zielinski, 512/530-6618

Pfeffer Development:

Amy Slinker, 907/350-3605