50% Discount for Malaga Passengers Affected by Flight Cancellations

15 Apr 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     

Smoke and ash rise from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano through the clouds above Iceland. Photograph: Ingolfur Juliusson/Reuters

Smoke and ash rise through the clouds above Iceland. Photograph: Ingolfur Juliusson/Reuters

As flights to and from the UK are grounded Sixt customers currently affected by the cancellations at Malaga Airport are being offered a 50% discount on continuing their booking if they present a valid ticket for a cancelled flight at their Sixt Malaga Car Hire Branch.

Correction to article: Please note this offer is not for extending your current rental as stated. The offer stands for rental of a new vehicle, to cover the period of disruption the Icelandic volcanic eruption has caused, when you have had to return the car you are currently using.


The area affected by the volcanic ash cloud. Images from the Met Office

The area affected by the volcanic ash cloud. Images from the Met Office

The ash cloud created by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland is currently affecting flights across Northern Europe and Scandinavia. The cloud is set to clear the area later this evening, but until conditions are considered to be safe, airlines are advising all customers to check before arriving at airports to check the current situation before getting to the airport.

You can currently track the air traffic across Europe at http://www.flightradar24.com/.

We will keep you updated with any further developments as and when they happen.

Update 13:42: UK Airspace is now closed until 6:00 am on the 16th of April. Please contact your airline for further details.

Update 17:02: Closure of airspace extended until 7:00am.

Update 08:50: The latest update from the National Air Traffic Services who are now saying that the UK’s airspace will remain closed until 1:00am at the earliest, although some domestic flights may be allowed into Scotland and Northern Ireland if the air clears by 7:00pm tonight.

Update 15:02: The Airspace closure has been extended until 07:00 on Saturday.

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Car Hire Comment from Chris Holland
Chris Holland wrote on 15 April 2010 at 7:00 pm   #  

What a joke Sixt’s promise of “50% Discount for Malaga Passengers affected by Flight Cancellations” is. I rang to extend my rental and was told in usual unhelpful Spanish fashion that it was “not possible” and that I had to return the car immediately. And I’m a Sixt Diamond Card holder!

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Car Hire Comment from Andy Aspden
Andy Aspden wrote on 16 April 2010 at 9:47 am   #  

I’m sorry to hear that Chris,

Please send me your contact details to andrew.aspden@sixt.com and I will look into this matter and get it rectified as quickly as possible to prevent any further disruption to you.

Andy

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Car Hire Comment from Terri Ekkel
Terri Ekkel wrote on 17 April 2010 at 1:52 am   #  

My son is stuck in Benalmadena – is there any possibility of hiring car in spain and driving it to England?

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Car Hire Comment from Andy Aspden
Andy Aspden wrote on 19 April 2010 at 11:57 am   #  

Terri,

I have responded to your query on the following post:

http://www.sixtblog.co.uk/fun-stuff/planes-trains-and-rental-cars/

I hope all of the information there can help you with this situation.

Andy Aspden
Sixt UK Online Team

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