British Airways new route to Gran Canaria - rent a car in the Canary Islands
A new winter route from London to Gran Canaria is now available from British Airways. The flights to Gran Canaria Las Palmas Airport (LPA) will depart weekly, in Saturdays, between 26 October 2013 and 29 March 2014 from Terminal 5 of London-Heathrow Airport (LHR).
The British Airways route adds up to already existing services from London to Gran Canaria, operated from other London airports by low-cost carriers Ryanair, Easyjet and Norwegian, as well as by the charter airlines Thomas Cook and Thomson Airways.
Gran Canaria is the third largest island of the Canary Islands off the northwestern coast of Africa and, invariably, one of the most popular destinations for sun seeking holiday-makers from northern Europe.
The islands, located between the islands of Tenerife and Fuertaventura is served by an international airport, offering a very vast choice of flights from Europe, operated by regular and low-cost airlines.
Car hire in Gran Canaria
Although the majority of visitors to Gran Canaria is attracted by the spectacular coastline and a great abundance of white sand beaches, the island is well worth exploring also in its interior.
Car hire is frequently the most convenient and cheap way of discovering the great diversity of Gran Canaria landscapes, ranging from the paradise-like coast, through tropical forests to pristine mountain meadows.
With an own means of transportation in Gran Canaria at your disposal you will be able to visit all the places of interest on the island, including the charming capital, Las Palmas, the historic towns of Aguimes and Arucas as well as to Gran Canaria’s best resorts located in the southern part of the island, in the area of Maspalomas.
Gran Canaria car hire is available from both large rent a car brands - Avis Rent A Car, Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Goldcar Rental and Atesa - as well as from the local car hire companies, for example Autos Canarias, Faycan Rent a Car, Orlando Rent A Car, Namcar Rent A Car, Aviacar and Cicar Car Rental Gran Canaria.
Economy car hire Gran Canaria - compare offers and book online
Car hire is usually inexpensive Gran Canaria, as well as on other major Canary Islands.
Great car rental deals can be found within a wide range of hire cars, with the cheapest offers starting often from around £75 for a 7-days rental of an economy class vehicle, often a Opel Corsa, a Renault Clio or Volkswagen Polo, or similar.
Also larger cars are cheap to rent in Gran Canaria. A standard/intermediate class Toyota Avensis, for example, is frequently available from approx. £ 180 for a week which is an excellent value, compared to the level of prices in the UK.
Finally, if you would like a little bit different , or exotic vehicle for your Canary Islands holiday, it is not uncommon to see offers of open top cars, such as a Renault Megane Cabriolet, or similar, priced at around £ 270 for a week of Gran Canaria car hire.
In order to get a better idea of the car hire offer in Gran Canaria, use internet search engines, such as Cartrawler. This quick and efficient tool will allow you to compare car hire rates and rental conditions from many providers in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport and to carry an online booking well ahead of your holiday.