Hertz has added what it says is the first “full car rental services” at Gatwick’s North Terminal, located at the Sofitel London Gatwick.

It means customers will no longer need to take the inter-terminal shuttle to the group’s existing facility at the South Terminal to pick-up their vehicle.

Reception for the new branch is located in the lobby of the Sofitel, which can be accessed via a walkway from the North Terminal building.

Commenting on the opening Rafael Girona, vice president North Europe, Hertz said:

“The opening of our new branch at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal represents an important milestone in our UK expansion. Hertz is now the only car rental provider to have vehicles as well as a desk at the North Terminal.

“This advantage means that Hertz customers do not need to travel between terminals to collect their car. With some of the most important European and US airlines flying to and from the North Terminal, we trust our new branch will be welcomed by travellers who need to hit the road quickly.”

The car rental firm has recently signed new partnerships with several airlines, including Air France and Cathay Pacific.

hertz.co.uk, gatwickairport.com