BMI offers car hire online

bmi is signing an exclusive three year deal with Hertz, to offer all passengers and diamond club members value car hire.  The partnership follows the success of Hertz’ relationship with bmi’s low cost subsidiary airline, bmibaby, which began in March 2006.

From June 1, Hertz’ exclusive car hire deals will be offered to all passengers booking through the bmi website ( or via the bmi call centre. Members of the bmi frequent flyers club, the Diamond Club, will also be able to earn points.

Availability of all car types, ranging from budget to luxury, has been secured across bmi’s European destinations, and extra specialist equipment such as ski racks, child seats and Hertz NeverLost satellite navigation systems are also available, as well as fast track rentals through Hertz #1 Club.

Speaking today, Adrian Parkes, bmi’s commercial director, said: “bmi is committed to quality, service and reliability, a commitment which Hertz clearly shares. We look forward to developing our partnership with the world’s largest car hire company to give all our customers access to the best travel deals, whether in the air, or on the road.”

Lesley Lindberg, director of marketing for Hertz Europe welcomed the deal, and said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with bmi. Teaming up allows us to offer customers affordable car rental, whilst they are planning their air travel, making booking easier and more convenient.  This partnership enables us to offer new and existing customers great value and service benefits, for which both brands are known.”