Europcar, 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.
Thanks 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.
To 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.
Commenting 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.”
Bill 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.”
In 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 worldwide.