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A consolidated rental car facility (CRCF) or consolidated rental car center (CONRAC) is a complex that hosts numerous rental car agencies, typically found at airports in the United States. The incentive for building consolidated facilities are numerous, including less congestion on streets in the airport area, more convenience for rental car company employees, greater efficiencies for rental car companies, and numerous environmental benefits from reduced emissions to consolidated, professionally managed fueling stations. Typical services to the rental car companies include onsite offices, fueling, car wash, car prep (vacuums, windshield wiper fluids, and trash services), and light maintenance areas.

A consolidated rental car facility may include the following areas: Customer Service Area/Building (CSA/CSB); Garage or "ready/return" areas; and back of house prepping areas or "Quick-Turn-Around" (QTA) stations.


Locale Airport Year Notes
Sacramento, CA Sacramento International Airport 1998 First CRCF in the U.S.[1]
Cleveland, OH Cleveland Hopkins International Airport 1998 [citation needed]
San Francisco, CA San Francisco International Airport 1998 Expanded in June 2008[2]
Dallas–Ft. Worth Metro Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 2000 The CRCF was opened in March 2000[3]
Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque International Sunport 2001 [4]
Baltimore-Washington Metro Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport 2003 [5]
Houston, TX George Bush Intercontinental Airport 2003 [6]
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport 2005 At the opening date this was the largest CRCF in the U.S.[7]
Phoenix, AZ Sky Harbor International Airport 2006 To connect to the airport by an automated people mover (APM), The PHX Sky Train, expected in 2020.[8]
Las Vegas, NV McCarran International Airport 2007 [9]
Kansas City, MO Kansas City International Airport 2007 [10]
Anchorage, AK Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport 2007 [11]
Spokane, WA Spokane International Airport 2008 [12]
Atlanta, GA Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport 2009 Connected to the airport by an automated people mover (APM), The ATL Skytrain, which was completed the same year.[13]
Fresno, CA Fresno Yosemite International Airport 2009 [14]
Miami, FL Miami International Airport 2010 First major structure of the Miami Intermodal Center[15]
San Jose, CA San Jose International Airport 2010 [16]
Nashville, TN Nashville International Airport 2011 [17][18]
Memphis, TN Memphis International Airport 2012 [19][20]
Seattle, WA Seattle-Tacoma International Airport 2012 Largest consolidated rental car facility in the United States to win the U.S. Green Building Council's Silver certification.[21][22][23][24]
New Orleans, LA Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 2012 [25][26][27]
Chicago, IL Midway International Airport 2013
Boston, MA Logan International Airport 2013 [28]
New York CityNewark, NJ Newark Liberty International Airport 2013 [29]
Burbank, CA Hollywood Burbank Airport 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport 2014
Charlotte, NC Charlotte/Douglas International Airport 2015 [30]
Wichita, KS Eisenhower National Airport 2015 [31]
Austin, TX Austin–Bergstrom International Airport 2015 [32]
San Diego, CA San Diego International Airport 2016 The facility has four floors with space for 5,400 cars. It is served by a fleet of 16 free shuttle buses.[33]
San Antonio, TX San Antonio International Airport 2018 [34]
Tampa, FL Tampa International Airport 2018 Rental Car Center has 2.6-million square feet and 16 rental car brands. The SkyConnect system links the Main Terminal.[35][36][37][38][39]
Chicago, IL Chicago–O'Hare International Airport 2018 [40]

Planned CRCFsEdit

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is currently constructing a consolidated rental car facility that will open in 2021.[41]

Los Angeles International Airport is planning a consolidated rental car facility to be completed in 2022.[42]

Salt Lake City International Airport is currently building a consolidated rental car facility located behind the parking garage at the new terminal building. [43]


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