Delta Air Lines today announced a global partnership with German-based
Sixt Rent a Car, an international leader in vehicle rental-leasing and
limousine services. The agreement allows members of Delta’s SkyMiles
program to earn 500 miles for each vehicle rental booked with Sixt Rent a
Car and Limousine services worldwide.
Sixt Rent a Car offers car, van and limousine rentals in 51 countries
including locations as distant and diverse as Moscow, Madrid, Spain and
Johannesburg, South Africa. Sixt has more then 130,000 fine cars and the
largest Mercedes fleet worldwide.
“Delta is proud to partner with Sixt, an industry leader with a strong
presence in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East,” said Rick
Rasmussen, Delta’s general manager of International Partnerships. “This
new collaboration will allow SkyMiles members to earn a significant amount
of miles at more than 2,300 locations throughout the world.”
To celebrate the launch of the partnership, Sixt will offer SkyMiles
program members triple miles or 1,500 miles per rental at any worldwide
location from now until May 31, 2004.
“We are delighted to be on board with Delta Air Lines,” said Detlev
Patsch, chief operations officer of Sixt AG. “In Delta we have found an
ideal partner who shares our philosophy and our vision of combining
high-quality mobility solutions and outstanding value.”
To become a SkyMiles program member, enroll at
http://www.delta.com/skymiles or call 1-800-221-1212. For more information
on Sixt please visit http://www.sixt-europe.com/ or call 1-888-SIXTCAR.
Sixt AG, based in Pullach near Munich, is an international provider of
high-quality mobility services. The company, which was formed in 1912, is
represented in 51 countries by Sixt rental locations and franchise
partners, and is the market leader in Germany and Austria. Its rental
network comprises around 2,300 locations. In the leasing business, Sixt is
one of the largest vendor-neutral providers of full-service leasing. The
Sixt Group generates revenue of EUR 2.2 billion (2002) and employs a
global workforce of around 2,000.
SkyMiles program members who rent with Sixt Rent a Car should allow six to
eight weeks for miles to be posted to their SkyMiles accounts. All Delta
SkyMiles program rules and conditions apply.
Delta SkyMiles program members earn miles by flying Delta, Song, Delta
Shuttle, Delta Connection, Delta AirElite and Delta’s worldwide partners,
including the airline’s SkyTeam partners. The program offers additional
mileage-building opportunities through SkyMiles partners such as the Delta
SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, AT&T telecommunication
services, EarthLink Internet services, participating hotels, car rental
companies, restaurants, floral purchases and financial, mortgage and
realty services. Miles may be redeemed for upgrades, Crown Room Club
memberships and Award Travel to more than 400 worldwide destinations.