Demand slows for Maui rental cars after earlier shortage – Hawaiipublicradio

WAILUKU, Hawaiʻi — Demand for leaseal automotives on Maui is slowing down after a scarcity of automobiles despatched prices hovering when extra vacationers returned amid the pandemic.

Parked automobiles have been filling fields shut to the airport As a Outcome of the Quantity of vacationers declined in September and Daily automotive leaseals dropped barely, The Maui Information reported Monday.

In April And ought to, automobiles booked up shortly at Maui Car Leases, supervisor Kaliʻi Oliveira said.

Wright hereas September and October Are typically slower months, Oliveira said they’ve additionally been dropping reservations since Gov. David Ige final month requested visitors to postpone journey to Hawai.i To assist curb the unfold of COVID-19.

Tright here are about 120 automobiles in Maui Car Leases’ fleet, with about 20 to 30 of them “simply Sort of sitting right here proper now,” Oliveira said.

Demand was so extreme earlier this yr that one buyer requested to lease Oliveira’s private car for $100 a day.

Prices at nationwide leaseal automotive corporations have been displaying some decline for a 5-day reservation, Based mostly on the Wailuku newspaper.

In Might and April, a reservation value $1,000 to $2,000 for 5 days. Last week, prices at primary automotive leaseal corporations ranged from about $300 to about $700.