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Consolidated Rental Car Facility Planned For SAT

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City of San Antonio
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Pending City Council approval, construction on a $165.6 million Consolidated Rental Car Facility, or CONRAC, is set to start at San Antonio International Airport this summer.  The CONRAC, funded by a Customer Facility Charge, will provide a conveniently located facility for customers renting and returning rental vehicles at SAT.  The CONRAC will include up to 14 car rental brands housed in the same customer service lobby, vehicle pickup and return, and a Quick Turn Around facility, plus covered short-term parking for airport patrons.

Located on the site of the existing hourly garage across from the terminals, the new facility allows customers quick, easy access via a pedestrian sky bridge.  Once completed, the facility will improve customer service, make the rental car process more efficient, environmentally friendly and ease terminal curbside congestion.

“The airport often provides customers with their first and last impression of San Antonio,” said Aviation Director Frank R. Miller.  “Giving them the most contemporary, comprehensive and convenient experience at our airport is our goal and CONRAC will help us provide that.”

As a result of construction, the 30-year old hourly garage is set to be demolished and hourly parking temporarily relocated.  During construction, terminal curbside shuttle service will be provided to and from all SAT’s parking options.

The new rental car facility will be funded through a Customer Facility Charge, paid only by individuals renting a vehicle at airport and not by taxes or City’s General Fund.  The CONRAC is expected to open in March 2018.