Welcome to Avis

About Avis

Where the journey began

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Warren Avis, a US Air Force Officer, struggled to travel to and from airports on his own accord. In 1946, Avis opened the world's first airport car rental location at Willow Run Airport, Detroit, with a grand total of three cars. Today, Avis and its brands operate over 11,000 locations in 180 countries worldwide.

Avis is a trusted and award-winning brand, boasting a long history of innovation in the car rental industry. Avis strives to bring great cars and destinations together, to create better journeys. With a strong commitment to innovation and superior customer service, customers’ needs remain at the heart of everything we do.

Here are just a few key historical milestones in this success story: