LOT Polish Air signs car rental deal

LOT Polish Airlines and CarTrawler.com have signed a 3 year agreement enabling the Star Alliance member airline to offer a dynamically packaged and standalone car rental offering for visitors to www.lot.com.  Under the agreement LOT will use the CarTrawler? distribution system to retrieve real-time inventory and pricing from over 450 car hire suppliers in over 134 countries worldwide including all destinations serviced by LOT.

This marks the very first time an airline has used a multi-supplier real-time feed directly into the inventories of the top car rental companies - guaranteeing an unsurpassed level of availability and quality to the users of www.lot.com. In a market plagued by supply and pricing inefficiencies, LOT will use the multi-supplier solution from CarTrawler.com? to provide a superior level of availability and revenue management than traditional channels for car rental supply.

Commenting on this development, Greg Turley CEO & Founder of CarTrawler said “Finally an airline can provide a reliable and highly lucrative ancillary service like car rental to its customers, without being restricted by long lead-in times and poor availability, which have traditionally made car hire a poor additional service.  By using CarTrawler?, we are expecting LOT to achieve very significant improvements in ancillary revenue from their web channel, whilst providing their customers with a very important addition to their service.”

Mr Radoslaw Dutkowski e-Commerce Manager said “LOT is particularly pleased to be the first airline to offer this superior car hire technology to our customers.  We have consistently been a market leader in the introduction of passenger-focused, value-added services.  With this agreement with CarTrawler?, LOT has once again proved its commitment to offering leading-edge car hire services to our customers.”