Tulsa, Okla., October 10, 2007 - Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), today announced the opening of a new on-airport location at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina. Effective immediately, Thrifty Car Rental relocates to an on-site location at 1015 Trade Drive , having previously been located at a facility further away from the airport.
“Raleigh-Durham International Airport has seen significant gains of about six percent in passenger traffic in the first half of this year, and Thrifty Car Rental wants to increase its presence in this growing market," said Scott Anderson, Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations. Nearly 5 million deplaning travelers are expected to pass through RDU this year, contributing about $12.6 billion to the region's economy.
Located near the airport terminal, the new Thrifty Car Rental facility will be open daily from 4:30 a.m. to midnight, catering to a mix of customers that is expected to be about 70 percent leisure and 30 percent corporate.
In the coming months, Thrifty Car Rental expects additional location openings in Apex (late-October), Cary and downtown Raleigh, N. Carolina (fourth quarter or early 2008).
Thrifty Car Rental features a complete line of Chrysler vehicles including economy through full-size, SUVs, minivans and luxury vehicles.
About Thrifty Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Thrifty Car Rental brand serves value-conscious travelers from more than 1,028 locations in 68 countries. For additional information, visit www.dtag.com or www.thrifty.com .