Hertz Global Holdings announced that The Hertz Corporation has partnered with SkyTeam, one of the world’s leading airline alliances, as its first non-air affiliate. Effective October 16, 2018, Frequent Flyers from all SkyTeam’s 20 member airlines can enjoy a variety of car rental benefits while notching up miles towards air travel when they rent a vehicle from Hertz.
SkyTeam is the first airline alliance to offer its Frequent Flyers access to car hire benefits plus the opportunity to earn miles when renting a vehicle. Passengers participating in the Frequent Flyer programs of SkyTeam member airlines will receive a special code for their Hertz car rental bookings. Hertz covers SkyTeam’s global network of 1,072 destinations with more than 10,000 rental locations around the world. Car hire reservations can be made online, by phone or through the Hertz app.
Vincent Gillet, Vice President Marketing, Hertz International, said: “We at Hertz are honored to offer car rental benefits to the 730 million customers travelling annually with the members of SkyTeam, a world leading airline alliance. Hertz already works with more than half of the SkyTeam partner member airlines, so it was a progressive move for us to extend our relationship to the full alliance. As a proud partner of SkyTeam, we look forward to providing a seamless fly-drive experience for our mutual customers.”
Mauro Oretti, SkyTeam’s Vice President Sales and Marketing, added: “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. 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.”