QATAR AIRWAYS AND HERTZ PARTNER TO PROVIDE EXPEDITED GLOBAL CAR RENTAL SERVICE
Hertz Links with Airline’s Loyalty Programme To Make Car Rental Easier Than Ever For Qatar Airways Customers
Dubai, UAE, 4th April 2012: Hertz and Qatar Airways have partnered to provide the airline’s passengers worldwide the ability to book Hertz rental vehicles through a new booking platform at www.qatarairways.com.
Michel Taride, President, Hertz International and Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation (left) with Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker (centre)
The convenient online solution will offer full global rental options, as well as the ability to book Hertz rentals in either local or destination currency.
Michel Taride, President, Hertz International and Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation, said: “We are delighted to partner with Qatar Airways to deliver Hertz global car rental services via the easily accessible online travel booking engine provided to their customers. We share Qatar Airways’ commitment to harness the latest innovations to improve speed, efficiency and simplicity in the travel process.”
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “We are pleased to be offering our passengers an additional service option which provides ease, flexibility and convenience to book rental cars with Hertz. And our Privilege Club members have even more options for taking advantage of Hertz promotions for short breaks or holidays year-round.”
The new agreement is the result of a three-year partnership which reinforces the existing relationship between Hertz, the world’s most powerful car rental brand, and Qatar’s national carrier, which links 113 international destinations from its base in Doha, using a fleet of 106 aircraft.
Streamlining the travel process, passengers can now go to qatarairways.com to select and book car rentals from any of Hertz’s 8,500 locations in 150 countries, making their choice from a wide range of makes and types in a global fleet of more than 500,000 vehicles.
For each Hertz car rental booking made through the airline’s booking channels, members of the Qatar Airways loyalty programme, Privilege Club, will earn 500 Qmiles. General passengers and Privilege Club members will also benefit from exclusive year-round Hertz promotions when booking through the online channels.
Hertz, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, also has a strong presence in the Middle East and Africa region, with 11 Hertz franchisees in the Middle East and 23 in Africa, and a total of 66 locations in the Middle East and 161 outlets in Africa, offering a wide range of car rental and leasing services.
For more information about Hertz in the Middle East and Africa region, call Gina Costa, Commercial Director, Hertz Middle East and Africa on +9714 3166973.
About Qatar Airways
As part of its 2012 expansion programme, Qatar Airways has launched flights to Tbilisi (Georgia) Baku (Azerbaijan) and Kigali (Rwanda). The carrier has a further 11 new routes to be inducted during the year, namely Perth, Zagreb, Gassim, Helsinki, Belgrade, Erbil, Baghdad, Yangon, Mombasa, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro. The airline currently flies to 113 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft.
Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 award last summer, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the sixth year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best First Class Airline Lounge. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com