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New aviation partner for Avis Budget

New aviation partner for Avis Budget

Avis Budget has joined forces with Turkish Airlines to create an exclusive new service to make it easier for customers to organise their travel arrangements. 

The new partnership will see the launch of Fly & Drive, an online service that will enable both business and leisure travellers to buy flight tickets and arrange car hire with Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental through Turkish Airlines’ official website.

Troy Warfield, group commercial director, EMEA, commented: “The ethos of Fly & Drive is to provide an ‘uninterrupted’, convenient travel service from land to air. Linking up with Turkish Airlines, which flies to 200 destinations worldwide, will enable us to deliver an easier and more cost-effective travel solution, combining efficiency in a way that is specifically tailored to meet each customer’s individual needs.

“The partnership will also play a fundamental role in our wider strategy to accelerate global growth for both the Avis and Budget brands.”

Exclusive rental offers will also be available for those customers booking through Turkish Airlines, offering added value travel solutions, specifically designed to make journeys easier.

Avis Budget Group is a leading force in the car rental business; Avis currently operates at more than 5,200 locations and Budget at more than 3,000 locations. Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines has been ranked the best airline in Europe and currently flies to more than 220 destinations worldwide.

Turkish Airlines president Temel Kotil added: “There is intensive competition in the aviation industry so we are always striving for customer satisfaction.

“Avis Budget Group shares our aspirations and goals of providing a high-quality customer-focussed service, so when we were looking to partner with a car hire company, they seemed a natural fit which will result in an improved service to our customers.”