Flydubai launches new car rental service

Flydubai launches new car rental service

Flydubai has confirmed it will launch launching a new car rental service, allowing passengers to book a vehicle and then drive away for less anywhere in the world.

The service, available exclusive online through Flydubai.com, finds the best rates from more than 650 car rental companies across 35,000 cities and airports in 185 countries.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive of Flydubai, said: “The launch of our car rental service is another example of offering passengers more choice every time they travel.

“This new facility also makes it more convenient and therefore a little less stressful for people to find some of the most affordable rates no matter where they fly.”

The service, provided in conjunction with CarTrawler, follows the launches earlier this year of the Flydubai bus, which provides a direct link between Dubai Terminal 2 and Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, and travel insurance packages.

“We are delighted to be working with such a progressive airline as Flydubai,” said Robin White, head of sales with CarTrawler.

“A landslide of airlines now clearly recognise that a multi supplier car rental model generates superior revenue to a single supplier model.

“By working with CarTrawler, Flydubai is adding an important revenue stream to its bottom line.

“It has a strong route network and we are confident car rental will be a key part of the booking choice in the years to come.”

City.Mobi

Also in the United Arab Emirates today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Dubai.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Dubai.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.