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CarTrawler enters russian aviation market

CarTrawler enters russian aviation market

CarTrawler, the market leading provider of multi-supplier car rental solutions to the airline and travel industry, has been appointed as the exclusive car rental provider to UTair, Russia’s third largest airline.

UTair is the 42nd airline to be added to CarTrawler’s portfolio which already includes international carriers such as Wizz Air, Emirates, Air India, South African Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Vueling, Hawaiian Airlines, Norwegian and Gulf Air.

In the current year UTAir has carried 7.25 million passengers, which is 31 percent more than the previous year, and the airline plans to expand its operations to fly 15 million passengers per year by 2017. UTair currently operates more than 100 fixed wing aircraft and flies to 110 destinations in Russia and abroad.

UTair domestic and international passengers will have access to a choice of over 800 car rental agents at 30,000 locations in 174 different countries when they book their car rental on as a result of the new agreement with CarTrawler.

Speaking in Dublin today, CarTrawler CFO David Paterson commented on the company’s latest new partnership:

“As one of the largest carriers of passengers in the rapidly growing Russian travel market, UTair requires a car rental partner with the scale and expertise to meet the demands of their customers for a choice of car rental options across both domestic and international geographies. CarTrawler is delighted to have been selected and we look forward to a rewarding relationship with UTair, and supporting them in achieving their expansion plans.”

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