Europcar, the leading car rental company in Europe and Aeroflot, Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company, today announced an exclusive strategic partnership for the next 5 years to provide quality car rental services to all Aeroflot business and leisure customers.
Marcus Bernhardt, Chief Commercial Officer, Europcar Group, comments: “It is a great opportunity for our group to partner with Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline company. We share the same customer approach and both our brands stand for high quality of service and customer satisfaction. This strategic move will help us strengthen our reach in this key region which has become a hub between Europe and Asia for travelers. Europcar looks forward to welcoming Aeroflot customers to our stations across the network”
Giorgio Callegari, Aeroflot’s Deputy General Director for Strategy and Alliances, added: “Aeroflot’s commitment to the highest standards of customer service has today taken a further step forward thanks to the agreement with Europcar. Our customers will now be recognised across the Europcar network and have access to special offers tailored to better serve their global needs. Europcar has been selected as the strategic partner of Aeroflot because of its global reach, aligned customer focus and innovative approach to delivering competitive services. Increased awareness on a worldwide scale will result from the combination of the two longstanding brands.”
Europcar, with one of the largest vehicle rental networks and presence in over 130 countries is the perfect match for Aeroflot which provides, with its SkyTeam partner members service, access to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries and carried 17.7 million passengers in 2012 (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group). Operating one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, comprising 141 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners, with an average airplane age between five and six years old, Aeroflot offers the shortest distance for flights from Europe to Asia via Moscow.
From today, Europcar becomes Aeroflot’s exclusive car rental partner. In 2014, car rental booking will be directly incorporated into the Aeroflot flight reservation process to simplify booking for Aeroflot’s customers. When booking their flight, Aeroflot’s customers will also be able to rent a car during the same process with only one payment.
In addition to its award-winning quality and range of vehicles, extensive network and customer service, Europcar will offer the best rates publicly available as well as exclusive offers for Aeroflot’s customers. Members of the ‘Aeroflot Bonus’ frequent traveler program will also be able to earn miles when renting a car with Europcar.
About Europcar Group:
Europcar is one of the leading mobility player in Europe. Present in over 130 countries, the group provides customers with one of the largest vehicle rental network through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships. Europcar operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent, which is its low cost brand. It also operates the National and Alamo brands in EMEA. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Europcar is actively promoting Corporate and Environmental social responsibility. Europcar has been again in 2012 and for the 4th consecutive year, the winner of the first World Travel Award recognizing the World’s Leading Green Transport Solutions Company. Europcar was honored for the first time in 2012 with the “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award”. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.
Celebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 140 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In June 2013 Aeroflot was for the second time awarded by SKYTRAX as The Best Airline in Eastern Europe. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.
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