AVOCA, PA., Oct. 26, 2023 -- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) celebrated the opening of its new rental car service facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Lackawanna and Luzerne County Airport board members, the rental car industry, developer Conrac Solutions, and project stakeholders. All six on-airport rental car facility operators now have a centralized location to fuel, wash, and maintain vehicles, with a convenient, covered walkable path for rental car pick-up and return. Official project completion is scheduled for November 2023.
“The opening of this state-of-the-art facility now allows AVP to better serve our ground transportation customers, as well as improve efficiency with our ground transportation partners,” stated AVP Executive Director Carl R. Beardsley, Jr.
The rental car facility enhances efficiency for operations and provides a streamlined experience for the traveling public while reducing vehicle traffic and emissions on Airport and surrounding roadways. The new facility includes a 13,000-square-foot building housing two automated car washes, administrative offices and an employee breakroom, six fueling stations, an above-ground fuel tank, and staging for more than 300 vehicles. The facility’s proximity to the rental pick-up and return lot at the Airport terminal enables expedited fleet processing and vehicle turnaround for future customers.
Developed at no cost to taxpayers or financial risk to the Airport and rental car industry, the facility was delivered using Conrac Solutions’ (CS) Tenant Development Approach. CS Project Delivery designed and built the facility and financing was arranged by CS Capital with equity provided by iCON Infrastructure, LLP. CS Operators will operate the facility throughout the 25-year lease from the Airport. Scranton-based L.R. Costanzo Co., Inc. led the project’s design and construction, with PGAL as the architect.
“Transportation logistics are an essential part of the passenger experience and a requirement for an efficient and smooth-running airport. Hats off to the Airport and rental car industry for their vision to make this facility a reality. Thank you to Carl Beardsley and his team, the AVP board, the rental car industry and project team for your partnership in enabling the delivery of this facility on time and within budget,” said Conrac Solutions’ CEO Michael Minerva.
Hertz is one of six car rental companies located at the new facility that is now officially operational. “The new facility will enhance the overall car rental experience for travelers at AVP,” said Scott Pflueger, Director, Properties & Concessions at Hertz. “We look forward to serving our Hertz customers here and providing them with a range of vehicles, including EVs, and fast and seamless service.”
More information about the project may be viewed at www.conracsolutions.com/AVP.
About Conrac Solutions
Conrac Solutions is an innovative sector leader pioneering consolidated rent-a-car facility project delivery, operations and finance within the mobility infrastructure and aviation space. Borne out of the unique combined needs of airports and rent-a-car industry mobility providers, CS methodology provides a collective solution for on-airport rent-a-car tenant needs, enhanced traveler experience and reduced mobility environmental footprint. Conrac Solutions operates across 10 states at 13 airports in Anchorage, AK; Austin, TX; Bismarck, ND; Chicago, IL; Lubbock, TX; Newark, NJ; Orlando, FL; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; and SeaTac, WA. Completed development projects include Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Bismarck Airport and Bradley International Airport. ConRACs currently under contract for delivery include Newark Liberty International Airport and Wilkes- Barre/Scranton International Airport, with Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Fairbanks International Airport and Reno-Tahoe International Airport under contract for planning. For more information, please visit www.conracsolutions.com.
About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP)
AVP currently offers travelers approximately 16 daily arrivals and departures, which includes non-stop flights to three destinations, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Air service is provided by the following airlines: American (Charlotte and Chicago-O’Hare); and United (Chicago-O’Hare and Newark). Ground transportation is provided by the following rent-a-car companies: Avis; Budget; Dollar; Enterprise; Hertz and National. For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287), visit flyAVP.com, follow @flyAVP on Twitter and flyAVP_ on Instagram, connect with us on Facebook, or download the flyAVP app from the Apple Store or Google Play.
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