COLOGNE/BONN – Eurowings, currently Europe’s fastest growing airline, will offer its customers no less than four car hire companies as of March 2018: cars from Hertz, Thrifty, Avis and Budget can simply be added when making the flight booking.

The new partnership with Hertz starts on 1 March 2018 and is set to run for three years. The two “Hertz” and “Thrifty” offerings provide hire cars for every occasion. Customers can simply add the appropriate car to their flight booking at Oliver Wagner, Chief Commercial Officer of Eurowings, “No other airline in Europe is currently growing faster than Eurowings. Our aim is not only to sell our customers flights from A to B but also to provide them with reliable support and guidance along the entire travel chain. We are pleased that in Hertz we have found a partner who will offer our customers top quality at fair prices.”

This new partnership means that Eurowings can offer an even larger range of hire cars and satisfy every price requirement, supplying a flight that is optimised right up to the final destination.

Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, “We are pleased to be working with the fastest growing airline in Europe. With the Hertz and Thrifty brands, which will be available for booking on, we can offer both private customers and business travellers a wide range of hire car options and products each designed to suit their budget and needs. We look forward to delivering a first-class car hire experience and excellent value for money for Eurowings guests.”

Avis has already been a partner of the low-cost airline since 2007 and is now expanding its offering by adding the Budget brand. Martin Gruber, Managing Director of Avis Budget in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic, says, “Extension of the partnership between Avis and Eurowings is the result of our continuing commitment to offering our partners and their customers first-class products and services. We are pleased that we can add the Budget brand to the partnership and we are pleased to be working with Eurowings to provide our customers with a seamless travel mobility solution.” The new agreement also starts as of March 2018 and is set to run for several years. Passengers booking a Eurowings flight can simply add an Avis or Budget hire car during the flight booking process – regardless of the country they’re travelling to. 

Katrin Rieger, Eurowings, Senior Director Customer Experience & Product, “The new partnership with Hertz and Avis and the extended offering by the four brands means we can provide our customers with an even wider range of hire cars and satisfy every price requirement. We also guarantee to offer our customers the lowest price with our Best Price guarantee.”

In addition, all Eurowings customers will have the opportunity to collect valuable miles with all the brands in the Boomerang Club, the airline’s own bonus programme. Up to 500 miles will be awarded per rental.