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Created: 9th Oct 2019

A brand-new scheme has been launched at Bristol Airport that can help passengers earn money while they travel, the new 'Airbnb of Cars' service.

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Car & Away is a peer-to-peer car sharing service which allows car owners to rent out their vehicle while on holiday.

Launched originally in partnership with Gatwick Airport, the innovative scheme, dubbed ‘the Airbnb of cars’ has been so successful it has now expanded to partner with Bristol Airport, allowing passengers to become part of the revolutionary car sharing community. 

Car & Away has also been recognised as a sustainable solution to issues around car park capacity faced by many airports around the UK.

To register, cars must be less than nine years old, have valid MOT and tax and be covered by fully comprehensive insurance. Car & Away can then provide fully comprehensive insurance and RAC cover for each rental. All renters are vetted both online and in person, vehicles checked for roadworthiness and even fitted with a Telematics device to monitor renter-driving behaviour. 

All cars are fully valeted (both inside and out) before and after every single rental meaning owners have the added bonus of flying back to a clean and tidy vehicle which has undergone a RAC roadworthiness check.

Andy Hibbert, CEO of Car & Away, said: “Many of us share our homes via Airbnb and some even share their most personal of possessions - pets - via the likes of borrowmydoggy. People are getting more used to and comfortable with the sharing economy so sharing a car actually isn’t such a big step."

“We are delighted to be launching this service in partnership with Bristol Airport - not only are parking and renting customers being given a new choice but we are also pioneering a capacity solution that means that more people can park at the airport.”

“For car owners – not only can their car earn them enough money to cover the cost of a family meal out on holiday for example - they get the added bonus of a full valet ready for their return home.”

“Renters love the fact that they know exactly what car they’ve booked, even down to the detail of parking assist, Sat Nav and other features. They can pick their car up in a matter of minutes – a service we know our customers really value. When it comes to renting cars, together with our partners, we provide a service where everyone wins.”

Tom Hack, Head of Commercial at Bristol Airport, said the airport was delighted with the scheme so far: “We’re excited to be working with Andy and his team and supporting a new and innovative car sharing scheme that offers our passengers a unique service. Car and Away has been incredibly successful at Gatwick and we hope it ‘takes off’ here too.”

Read more about our new Rent & Earn parking product here.