The new partnership gives the airline’s AerClub members the opportunity to collect Avios on all car hire purchases and enjoy additional benefits including a dedicated reservation line, a free additional driver* and payment flexibility. Aer Lingus guests will collect 3 Avios per €1 spent with Avis and 2 Avios per €1 spent with Budget. Customers can also pay for car rental using Avios.
Avis Budget Group is a leading global car hire provider, present in over 11,000 locations around the world. The company provides thousands of car rentals per year to Irish holidaymakers, with the top five destinations in 2018 including the UK, USA, France, Spain and Italy.
Commenting on the Aer Lingus and Avis Budget Group partnership, Jennifer Fox, Director of Performance Delivery and Retail, Aer Lingus said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Avis and Budget. Our new car hire offering promises guests choice and convenience whatever their need or budget, together with a quality and world-leading service. The partnership also serves to enhance our existing loyalty programme AerClub, enabling AerClub members to collect Avios on their car hire purchases.”
Julia Kemp, Director of International Sales & Partnerships, Avis Budget Group commented: “Our new agreement with Aer Lingus is an exciting development and further expands our exclusive partnership with International Airlines Group (IAG). It’s also a step forward in aligning mobility services in the travel industry and an example of how we are always looking for new and innovate ways to streamline and improve our services to customers, making the rental process stress-free and convenient. This partnership helps contribute to these aims and we hope customers enjoy the benefits of the partnership.
*Applicable to Avis car hire only