STANSTED AIRPORT is to gain another car hire operator. New to the Essex airport is Dollar Thrifty Car Rental, further expanding its number of airport locations in the UK with the launch of a new branch at Stansted this week. The location will be the 15th corporately owned and operated by Dollar Thrifty within the UK taking its total to 78. Stansted will offer a comprehensive range of vehicles from the Renault Clio to the Mercedes E class with a selection of MPV”s and 12-seater minibuses also available. Dollar Thrifty plans to run a fleet of over 300 vehicles by summer 2005. The branch will also offer a wide selection of vans from the Transit Connect to the Mercedes Sprinter.