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Thrifty operates a meet & greet operation in the Arrivals Hall at Inverness Airport. If you need to contact us, please call our freephone number from the terminal telephones beside the Arrivals door and opposite the cafe. Customers should return vehicle to long stay car park and post keys through drop box beside the Airport Information desk in the terminal. ***To contact the location directly please call 0800 917 4299***

Thrifty Car Hire Inverness Airport

Inverness Airport is an international airport situated at Dalcross, roughly 8 miles north east of the city of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, in the United Kingdom. Thrifty Car Rental provides quality car hire services to the Inverness Airport and the airport is the main gateway for travellers to the north of Scotland with a wide range of scheduled services throughout the UK and Ireland, and limited charter and freight flights into Europe with passenger throughput of about 700,000 in 2006. Highlands and Islands Airports Limited own most of the regional airports in mainland Scotland, they also own most of the outlying islands. So if you are just going on your holiday or just getting back, you will need a car hire from Thrifty Car Rental, and rest assured that it won't let you down.

The airport was originally used by the Royal Air Force during World War II and was opened for civil operations in 1947. British Airways, then known as British European Airways, commenced flights to London Heathrow in the mid-1970s using a combination of Hawker Siddeley Tridents and Vickers Viscounts. By the late 1970s and early 1980s Inverness enjoyed two services a day to Heathrow.

However, the airline axed the route in 1983, because it wasn't making enough money. Dan-Air inherited the service, offering a three times daily service using initially BAC 1-11 jets followed in the early 1990s by Boeing 737-200 series equipment. The airline sustained the route adding links to Gatwick and Manchester in the late 1980s. These two new services were, however, operated on a daily basis and proved not to be very successful.

When Dan Air was bought by British Airways for £1 in 1992, the flag carrier retained the service for a further five years, adding a fourth daily frequency shortly before withdrawing the link, amid considerable controversy and public anger, in Autumn 1997.

BA transferred the London service to Gatwick, operated by its subsidiary on a three-times daily basis using lower capacity BAe 146 regional jets. Other destinations and airlines were added, such as Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle. So with a wonderful airport like this you might have to make sure that you can park your car hire from Thrifty Car Rental.


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Inverness Airport
Tel: 0333 332 1222
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Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00


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