We have just launched a brand new campaign to raise awareness of drink driving. The aim of this campaign is to provide our customers and the wider public with a much clearer understanding of the true dangers involved with mixing alcohol with driving, as well as explaining in detail the limits, the laws, and the effects that alcohol can have on the body. As one of the world’s leading and most established car rental companies we have a responsibility to use our position to make a positive impact and improve education around this often overlooked topic.
Sixt are proud to announce the official release of our brand new iPhone/iPad application – now live and available for download from the iTunes store! Now in version 6.0.0, this latest update sees our Sixt app unified and optimised into one universal app for both iPhone and iPad. This means that all of our great features and rental deals will be available to you no matter which platform you choose to use.
For a great road trip in Spain try driving through some of the Basque circuit in the North with over 300 miles of roads. You could start off at San Sebastien with a visit to La Concha Beach, for fantastic views and a chilled out day on the beach. Afterwards drive west along the AP8 to Bilbao. Once there you can visit the fine arts museum known for its great collection of Spanish and Basque paintings and sculptures. From here, head south on the B1623 to go a more scenic route past a spectacular mountain pass to Vitoria-Gasteiz. Whilst here make sure you visit the Catedral de Santa Maria, also known as the old Cathedral, located on the highest point of the city. Next up, drive east along the AP1 to Pamplona and check out the city’s historic centre on the last point of your trip.
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As part of our ever increasing coverage of the United Kingdom, we at Sixt are delighted to announce the grand opening of our new Aberdeen airport car hire branch! It is no April fools, from today (01/04/2014) our car and van hire services will be available from within the Aberdeen Marriott Hotel, just five minutes away from the airport itself. Visitors flying into or merely coming from Aberdeen airport will find a shuttle service outside that will transport them conveniently from the airport to our new rental station.
Sixt car rental is currently running a great deal where you are able to rent a premium car such as a Mercedes-Benz E-Class for a weekend for only £191. This deal is only valid at our Airport of Manchester and Birmingham branches from 14.03.2014 – 13.04.2014. This deal requires an advance booking time of 2 hours so book online now to avoid missing out. You can also get 750 Free miles included along with Loss damage waiver, Third party insurance, Registration fee / Road tax and Premium location fee. The weekend deal runs from Friday 12 a.m. – Monday 9 a.m and is subject to availability. You can also add extras to your deal such sat nav and child booster seats and check out all of our other latest deals online.
Read more: Premium Weekend Special
Leeds has a whole host of festivals taking place during April celebrating music, art, theatre, dance, film and much more. Take a look at our guide below to find out more about what’s going on.
- What: Yorkshire Festival celebrates 100 day of world class music, dance, theatre, film, art, sculpture and much more.
- When: This festival will be taking place from 27.3.2014 – 6.7.2014.
- Where: The Venues in Leeds that are holding events include, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wharf Chambers, Harewood House, M&S Company Archive, Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery, White Cloth Gallery and The Tetley.
- What to expect: An exhibition called shoots and leaves by Stef Mitchell and Lynn Bailey, two printmakers who explore hedgerows and the exploration of growth. Down to Earth which is exhibiting work by Mandy Parslow, Ben Davies, David Wright, Valerie Wartelle, Catherine Woodall and Elizabeth Terzza. These works were inspired by the Earth either through use of texture, colour and materials used in the creation of the collections. Laydeez do Comics is the first all women led graphic novel forum in the UK and emerging artists will be presenting their work alongside more established practitioners. From Versailles to Yorkshire will be exhibiting Harewood houses 18th century Sèvres porcelain collection and Dan Scott and Michelle Taylor’s contemporary work combining video, sound and ceramics.
- For whom: This festival is for people of all ages.
Qatar airways is going to open a new business class service from Doha to London Heathrow from 15 May 2014. This exclusive flight will run daily using a 40-seater narrow-bodied A319, configured 2-2. This is going to be the first time that a business only service has been linked from the UK to the Gulf. Qatar airways has recently acquired an extra daily flight from Heathrow which will allow this flight to run and means that it will now have 6 daily services in total. The daily flights are planned to leave Doha at 1450 to arrive at Heathrow for 2025 and due to leave Heathrow at 2155 to arrive in Doha at 0640 the next morning.
Belfast Airport New Route
Belfast will now be running a new flight from George Best Belfast City Airport to Doncaster-Sheffield Airport. This new service will be run by UK regional airline, LinksAir and starts on 11th April 2014 linking up the cities of Belfast and Sheffield.
Faster in flight Wi-Fi that would enable people to stream content could be made available to airlines in 2014. Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMPs) can deliver connections up to 10 times faster than the ones that are available to customers at the moment. Several commercial satellite companies are planning to launch networks that will support the use of ESOMPs in the next few months. The only UK airlines currently offering in flight Wi-Fi are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
British Airways is launching the largest commercial flight in the world on its London to Singapore route in October. The double decker Airbus A380 will be used to fly 3 times a week from 28th October and will yield more than 4000 extra seats per month. The weekly seat capacity for this route is set to increase by 12.5%. Currently BA flies from Singapore to London twice a day using its 747s and 777s and the new A380 service will replace some of the 747s flights. BA have also unveiled a new business lounge at George Best Belfast City Airport. The 285sq metre development offers free Wi-Fi, a work area, a complimentary bar and a large choice of food.
Sixt is currently running a great offer at the moment which enables you to book cheap van rentals. From the 03.01.2014 – 28.03.2014 you can book a van for as little as £ 29 per day. Some of the vans included in this deal range from a Ford Transit 280 Panel, VW caddy van and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter but these will vary from each branch due to availability . This deal is only available at selected stations in the UK so please check our website for more details to find out the participating locations. The offer also includes 50 free miles and insurance of Loss damage waiver, Third party insurance, Registration fee / Road tax. There is an advanced booking time needed for this offer of at least 12 hours and a maximum rental period of 4 days. Don’t forget that you can add extras to your deal such as sat nav, additional drivers and child booster seats. As this deal is running for a limited time make sure that you don’t miss out by booking early.
Places to see with your van rental
If you are picking up your van in London you might want to drive to some of the great attractions that the capital has to offer. You could drive to Kew gardens to visit over 30000 different types of plants and 4 grade I listed buildings. Some people might prefer to a drive to the Barbican centre and visit the music library and the indoor tropical conservatory or St Giles’ Cripplegate in the heart of the complex. With a cheap van rental you can take the opportunity to visit lots of sights on your way.
If you are looking for a cheap deal during St Patricks day then you might be interested in our cheap truck special deal. From now until 28th March 2014 you can get a cheap deal on range of trucks and vans including a ford transit 280 panel. This deal allows you book a van for up to 4 days and includes 50 free miles, loss damage waiver, Third party insurance and road tax . Make sure you book at least 12 hours in advance but book earlier to guarantee you get the right truck. This deal is only available at certain locations so check our website for more details and to use online booking system. You can also view all of our other latest deals to make sure that you get the cheapest price on a car rental.
Things to see with your car rental
If you are heading to Manchester for St Patricks day then you will have plenty of places to visit. There is an Irish festival taking place with lots of different events going on including a parade on the 16th March and an Irish market. Drive to John Rylands Library to view the magnificent Victorian gothic architecture, the galleries and the many classic books on display. Check out a show at the royal exchange theatre or go to the museum of science and industry to view lots of old machinery from textiles to x-ray equipment. You might also want to drive out to Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens to relax in its calm environment and see lots of unusual plants.
We at Sixt are proud to officially announce the grand opening of our second Birmingham car hire branch. Our car rental services have been long established in Birmingham, but until now have only been available from Birmingham airport. From 10th March 2014, however, this all changes and our rental services will be available directly from Brindleyplace – slap bang in the middle of Birmingham city centre and a stone’s throw away from the infamous canals. From our new city centre car hire branch you will be able to find the same great quality of service and comprehensive range of vehicles as our other UK stations.