Thursday, August 1, 2013

London Airport Car Rental

Found just under six miles north east of the city of London in Ontario, Canada, London International airport (IATA: YXU) is one of Canada’s largest airports by passenger movements. In 2009 it hosted over half a million passengers and, more recently, it was twentieth in the rankings of most aircraft movements in the country, coming in at just under 100,000 in 2011.

Serving both cargo planes and a number of commercial passenger services too, the airport is an official airport entry into Canada and, as such, it is patrolled and staffed by the Canadian Border Services Agency. The CBSA currently set a limit of 180 passengers per aircraft, although they can ultimately handle more if disembarkation is spilt into several stages. First built in 1939, London airport was originally an air base commanded by the Commonwealth Air Training Plan, hosting training for many pilots from across the British Commonwealth as well as its former colonies. From the 90s onwards the airport has experienced extremely high rates of growth, especially when WestJet began offering services from the area. The terminal size has been increased and work finished on upgrading the facilities back in 2003.

Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz Air, offers services to Ottawa, Toronto-Pearson and Montreal, while United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines, flies a service to Chicago-O’Hare. WestJet provides a regular flight to Calgary and there are other seasonal flights to destinations including Cancún, Orlando, Varadero and Winnipeg.

With such a variety of arrivals into the airport, it is often necessary for travellers to compare London airport car hire before they arrive in order to get the best deals, although there are a number of locally based car hire offices that will happily provide transportation at short notice if required.

Check In At London International Airport, Canada. Creative Commons Image Source: