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Avis Budget Group partners with Turkish Airlines to launch Fly & Drive

02/05/2013

Avis Budget Group, Inc., has joined forces with Turkish Airlines to create an exclusive new service to make it easier for customers to organise their travel arrangements.

The new partnership will see the launch of Fly & Drive, an online service that will enable both business and leisure travellers to buy flight tickets and arrange car hire with Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental through Turkish Airlines’ official website:
www.turkishairlines.com.

Troy Warfield, Group Commercial Director, EMEA, comments: "The ethos of Fly & Drive is to provide an ‘uninterrupted’, convenient travel service from land to air. Linking up with Turkish Airlines, which flies to 200 destinations worldwide, will enable us to deliver an easier and more cost-effective travel solution, combining efficiency in a way that is specifically tailored to meet each customer’s individual needs. The partnership will also play a fundamental role in our wider strategy to accelerate global growth for both the Avis and Budget brands."

Exclusive rental offers will also be available for those customers booking through Turkish Airlines, offering added value travel solutions, specifically designed to make journeys easier.

Avis Budget Group is a leading force in the car rental business; Avis currently operates at more than 5,200 locations and Budget at more than 3,000 locations. Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines has been ranked the best airline in Europe* and currently flies to more than 220 destinations worldwide.

President and Chief Executive of Turkish Airlines Temel Kotil Ph.D. adds: "There is intensive competition in the aviation industry so we are always striving for customer satisfaction. Avis Budget Group shares our aspirations and goals of providing a high-quality customer-focussed service, so when we were looking to partner with a car hire company, they seemed a natural fit which will result in an improved service to our customers."

For more information about Avis, please visit
www.avis.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors
* 2011 and 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards

For more information, please contact the Avis Press Office:

0207 025 6666 /
avispressoffice@redconsultancy.com

About Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) is a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world’s leading car sharing network, with more than 775,000 members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has approximately 29,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More information is available at www.avisbudgetgroup.com.

About Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 217 aircrafts (passenger and cargo) flying to 221 cities around the world, comprised of 36 domestic and 185 international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several "Passengers Choice Awards" from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011 and 2012 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner of "Best Airline Europe", "Best Premium Economy Seats" for its Comfort Class seats and "Best Airline Southern Europe". It has also received awards for its catering and holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation of "World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering" in 2010, and Skyscanner’s "Best On-board Food 2011". Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service on-board.

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