Avis renews exclusive British Airways partnership
Avis Budget Group renews exclusive partnership with British Airways
Following a successful partnership of 15 years, Avis Budget Group and British Airways have announced a new multi-year exclusive global partnership agreement for the continued supply of Avis Car Rental to British Airways customers - which also gives the option of bringing the Budget brand into the portfolio during the lifetime of the agreement.
As part of the agreement between Avis and British Airways, leisure and business travellers visiting ba.com are able to make an Avis reservation either as a stand alone car reservation, by adding a vehicle rental to an existing flight booking, or by reserving a flight plus car package holiday (with guaranteed savings and ATOL protection).
Customers preferring to contact a British Airways call centre can also enjoy the convenience of reserving an Avis vehicle directly with British Airways' own reservation agents. In addition, approximately three million British Airways Executive Club Members around the world enjoy additional benefits from the partnership, including one free additional driver with every rental, money-saving offers for Avis rentals and the opportunity to earn Avios travel rewards points on every rental.
Executive Club Members will continue to earn three Avios per £1 spent with Avis, now with a new minimum award of 700 Avios for rentals of at least three days and 500 Avios for rentals of one or two days.
Also new for the extended partnership is the ability for business travellers to rent on their Avis corporate account and earn Avios on every rental – encouraging corporate customers to fly with British Airways and rent with Avis for superior travel service, maximum convenience and multiple benefits.
Commenting on the development Larry De Shon, President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Avis Budget Group said: "We're very proud to continue our exclusive partnership with British Airways. The recent opening of the Avis car rental location at Heathrow Terminal 5, British Airways' flagship terminal, is just one of the many ways that we have worked hard to tailor our products and services to the needs of this important partnership. We look forward to many more partnership innovations and continued incremental rentals over the coming years."
Claire Bentley, Managing Director at British Airways Holidays adds "To be extending our long-standing relationship with Avis gives our customers continued access to premium products and services, as well as competitively priced car hire and fly drive holidays worldwide. The fact that, during the lifetime of the agreement, we have the option of bringing the Budget brand into our ancillary portfolio also makes this announcement great news for our customers."
To find out more and book directly, visit www.ba.com/avis.
Additional InformationAbout 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 860,000 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 British Airways
British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the UK. The carrier has its home base at London Heathrow, the world’s busiest international airport and flies to more than 70 different countries. British Airways carries more than 40 million customers a year. The airline currently has a fleet of more than 270 aircraft.
More information is available at www.ba.com.
Avios Group (AGL) Limited operates the global Avios currency for the British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus frequent flyer programmes; as well as the Avios Travel Rewards Programme in the UK and South Africa. Millions of members collect Avios in over 220 countries world-wide. Owned by International Airlines Group, Avios' headquarters is in the UK, with a global office network in Madrid, Johannesburg, New York City and Shanghai. Avios can be collected when booking flights with British Airways, Iberia or oneworld® partner airlines as well as on international hotel chains stays, holidays and car rental and on everyday purchases through partners. Avios can be redeemed for travel rewards including flights with premium airlines. For more information, visit www.avios.com.