Aer Lingus signs car hire partnership with Avis Budget Group

20th Feb 2019
Aer Lingus signs car hire partnership with Avis Budget Group

Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus has partnered with the Avis Budget Group to give travellers access to a wide range of rental vehicles around the world.

Aer Lingus guests can now seek out car hire options with Avis and Budget through a new website.
Vehicles range in size and specifications to suit all budgets, for business or leisure, travelling to short haul or long-haul destinations.

The new partnership gives the airline’s AerClub members the opportunity to collect Avios on all car hire purchases and enjoy additional benefits including a dedicated reservation line, a free additional driver and payment flexibility.

Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of mobility solutions, operating some of the most recognised brands in the motor rental industry including Avis and Budget.

Jennifer Fox, Aer Lingus director of performance delivery, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Avis and Budget.

“Our new car hire offering promises guests choice and convenience whatever their need or budget, together with a quality and world-leading service.

“The partnership also serves to enhance our existing loyalty programme AerClub, enabling AerClub members to collect Avios on their car hire purchases.”

With a global footprint, Avis and Budget is present in over 11,000 locations around the world, and provides thousands of rentals per year to UK holidaymakers and business travellers.

Julia Kemp, Avis Budget Group director of international sales, said: “Our new agreement with Aer Lingus is an exciting development and further expands our exclusive partnership with International Airlines Group.

“It’s also a step forward in aligning mobility services in the travel industry and an example of how we are always looking for new and innovate ways to streamline and improve our services to customers, making the rental process stress-free and convenient.

“This partnership helps contribute to these aims and we hope customers enjoy the benefits of the partnership.”