Three South Florida Powerhouses Join Forces: Alamo And National Partner With Spirit Airlines

Alamo and National, divisions of ANC Rental Corporation (Nasdaq: ANCX), and Spirit Airlines today announced a partnership agreement that brings these three South Florida-based companies together in order to provide car rental services to Spirit customers at special, preferred rates.
The partnership of the three powerhouse brands - Alamo, National and Spirit - will streamline the car rental reservation process for Spirit customers while offering Alamo and National customers the opportunity to benefit from special Spirit offers as well. “Spirit Airlines is a valued marketing partner and we are pleased they have chosen to build a long-term relationship with ANC for the rental car needs of both their leisure and business travelers,” said Maria Menendez, ANC`s chief marketing officer


“Spirit and ANC, including Alamo and National, are a perfect fit. We have very similar focuses in terms of reaching the value-minded leisure traveler and the cost-conscience business traveler,” said Ned Homfeld, chairman and founder of Spirit Airlines. “Alamo and National have caught our spirit and we are proud to be their partners,” said Homfeld.


Spirit Airlines, the largest privately held airline in the USA, is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and links major Northern and Midwestern United States cities to popular destinations in Florida, South Carolina and California. Embarking on its 11th year of offering low-fare service, Spirit Airlines serves Chicago/O’Hare, Detroit, NY/LaGuardia, NY/Newark, Atlantic City, N.J., Washington, D.C.‘s Ronald Reagan National Airport, Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Melbourne, Orlando and Tampa; Los Angeles, Oakland, Calif. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.


The airline flies a fleet of modern MD-80 and DC-9 aircraft and operates scheduled and charter service. Spirit’s low fares never require an advance purchase or a minimum stay. Reservations can be made online at www.spiritair.com, by calling 1-800-772-7117, or through local travel agents.


Both Alamo and National are divisions of ANC Rental Corporation (Nasdaq: ANCX), one of the world`s largest car rental companies with revenues of approximately $3.5 billion in 2000. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ANC`s 19,000 associates serve customers around the globe with an average daily fleet of approximately 334,000 vehicles.

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Alamo currently serves more than 15 million value-oriented leisure and business travelers a year through 109 locations in the United States and Canada, and operates more than 400 international locations in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Alamo can be reached on the Internet at www.alamo.com.


National, ANC`s premium brand, serves business and leisure customers in more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries worldwide. For more than 50 years, National’s green logo has signified world-class service for business and leisure customers. National Car Rental can be found on the Internet at www.nationalcar.com.


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