First-of-a-kind tie-up between airline alliance and car rental company
Earn frequent flyer miles in the air and on the road
AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2018 – SkyTeam has partnered with global car rental company, Hertz, becoming the first airline alliance to offer car hire benefits to Frequent Flyers plus the opportunity to earn miles when renting a vehicle. Effective October 16, 2018, Frequent Flyers of all 19 member airlines can enjoy a variety of benefits on Hertz rentals while notching up miles towards air travel* when they hit the road.
Special rates apply whether cruising in a convertible along Australia’s Great Ocean Road or America’s iconic Route 66, taking a jeep down South Africa’s Garden Route, or simply needing a runabout. To take advantage, customers quote a special SkyTeam code when they make their Hertz reservation and provide their frequent flyer number to earn miles on qualifying rentals.
Hertz covers SkyTeam’s global network of 1,072 destinations with thousands of rental locations across North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Car hire reservations can be made online, by phone or through the Hertz app.
“Millions of SkyTeam customers hire cars at home or away and we are excited to take Frequent Flyer perks up a gear through our partnership with Hertz, one of the world’s leading car rental brands,” says Mauro Oretti, SkyTeam’s vice president sales and marketing. “Our aim at SkyTeam is to offer the best end-to-end travel experience for our customers. Extending loyalty benefits beyond the airport is a natural step as we continue to add value to our customers’ everyday traveling lives.”
Vincent Gillet, Vice President Marketing, Hertz International added: “We at Hertz are honored to offer car rental benefits to the 730 million customers traveling annually with the members of SkyTeam, one of the world’s leading airline alliances. Hertz already works with more than half of the SkyTeam partner member airlines, so it was a natural move for us to extend our relationship to the full alliance. As a proud partner of SkyTeam and their first non-air affiliate, we look forward to providing a seamless fly-drive experience for our mutual customers.”
*Due to contractual reasons Frequent Flyer mileage accrual is not available to members of Alitalia/MilleMiglia or Aerolineas Argentinas/Aerolineas Plus.
SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 19 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 600+ lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam’s First, Business and Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 19 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 730 million customers each year on more than 16,609 daily flights to 1,074 destinations in 177 countries.
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly vehicle rental brands in approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Hertz Corporation is one of the largest worldwide rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Ultimate Choice, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, The Hertz Corporation owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen, operates the Hertz 24/7 car sharing business in international markets, and sells vehicles through Hertz Car Sales. For more information about The Hertz Corporation, visit: www.hertz.com.