Europcar And easyJet Extend Their Exclusive Partnership
on: July 2, 2009, 3:31 am
the number one car rental company in Europe, and easyJet, Europe's
leading low-cost airline, has announced the extension of their
strategic partnership until the end of 2011. The two companies
have been exclusive partners since 2003 and in that time have
served more than 1.7 million joint customers.
to the partnership, easyJet customers can reserve both their flight
and their rental vehicle on the easyJet.com web site in a simple
and time-saving manner. Through the partnership with Europcar,
easyJet customers also benefit from guaranteed Europcar car
hire availability at particularly competitive rates across
the latest model vehicles ensuring minimal CO2 emissions.
celebrate the Europcar partnership's extension, from June 15th
easyJet passengers can receive exclusive car hire deals upon their
arrival at the airport or at any one of Europcars 2,500 car rental
agencies around Europe. Other benefits include free additional
driver and upgrades through on-line booking. The offers apply
to passengers for all easyJet routes and destinations around Europe
and the Mediterranean region.
on the partnership extension, Europcar Groupe Chief Operating
Officer Rafael Girona said, "Over the years, Europcar and
easyJet have developed a mutually beneficial relationship which
has brought demonstrable results and value to customers. By providing
complementary services and sharing the same concern for quality
service and sustainable development, our partnership contributes
to customer loyalty over the long term. We look forward to further
developing our relationship and to bringing even more great value
and service to consumers and travellers in the years to come."
McKimm, easyJet's head of Ancillary Revenue, said: "We are
absolutely delighted to continue to be working with Europcar,
Europe's leading car rental providers, and that so many customers
have chosen to book their car rental via this partnership. We
know that in the current economic climate customers are not only
looking for great value flights but also enjoying the extra benefits
of flying with easyJet."
addition to direct car
hire deals and the easyJet partnership, Europcar has strategic
partnerships with Accor, the leading hotel group in Europe and
number 3 worldwide and TUI, the world's leading tour operator.
Europcar also has a strategic car rental alliance with the North
American leader, Enterprise; together Europcar and Enterprise
form the world's largest car rental network. In addition to these
strategic relationships, Europcar has over 80 international rental
partnership agreements with leading players in the travel industry
Owned by the French investment company Eurazeo, Europcar is the
European leader in both passenger car and luxury car
hire in addition to providing van
hire. The company serves business and leisure customers throughout
Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
Excluding franchise operations, in 2008 Europcar signed more than
10 million rental contracts, with 8,000 employees and a fleet
exceeding 225,000 vehicles. In September 2008, Europcar and U.S.
market leader Enterprise Rent-A-Car joined forces in a strategic
alliance to form the world's largest car rental network, with
more than 1.2 million vehicles and 13,000 locations around the
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