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Travelers flying into McGhee Tyson Airport will have three new options for renting a car starting in July.

ZipCar, Payless Car Rental and high-end specialty car rental company Sixt Rent a Car will open at the airport in the next few months.

Sixt is the fifth-largest rental car company in the world and operates primarily in Europe. The company says expanding to Knoxville was a logical step.

"We're confident in the area, it makes sense, we grew and started out of Florida. Atlanta is the closest bigger branch that we would have, so it makes sense for us to venture into this area, into Tennessee," said Sascha Moser.

Sixt says it will create about 15 jobs for the Knoxville area.

ZipCar is owned by Avis, which owns several car rental brands already in the airport, but runs on a unique model where travelers can rent by the hour.

These three new companies will bring the total number of car rental brands at McGhee-Tyson to 11.

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