VLM Airlines and CarTrawler have signed a three year agreement enabling the European airline to offer a dynamically packaged and standalone car rental offering for visitors to www.flyvlm.com. Under the agreement VLM Airlines will use the CarTrawler distribution system to retrieve real-time inventory and pricing from major car hire suppliers in over 134 countries worldwide including all destinations serviced by VLM Airlines.
Uniquely, the CarTrawler technology provides the airline a real-time feed directly into the inventories of the top car rental companies - guaranteeing an unsurpassed level of availability and pricing to the users of www.flyvlm.com. The new system runs alongside the airline’s existing SITA supplied E-Commerce Platform.
Commenting on the agreement, Bobby Healy CTO of CarTrawler said “because www.flyvlm.com has been built to the highest technological standards, integrating the CarTrawler OTA XML based feed for car hire has been a small task. VLM Airlines are up and running with a significant incremental source of revenue within weeks.”
Mr Rony Timmermans Executive Director Finance & Commerce of VLM Airlines said “We are delighted to once more lead the pack and choose a multi-supplier car hire solution that provides our customers with the best choice and best value, incorporating all the major car hire brands into our offer. With a route map as diverse as VLM Airlines, it was essential to have a multi-supplier offering, and the ease of integration into our selling process was a key factor in choosing CarTrawler.”