Europcar and Aeroflot enter an exclusive strategic partnership
Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines & Moscow, November 13, 2013
Europcar, the leading car rental company in Europe and Aeroflot, Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company, today announced an exclusive strategic partnership for the next 5 years to provide quality car rental services to all Aeroflot business and leisure customers.
Marcus Bernhardt, Chief Commercial Officer, Europcar Group, comments: “It is a great opportunity for our group to partner with Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline company. We share the same customer approach and both our brands stand for high quality of service and customer satisfaction. This strategic move will help us strengthen our reach in this key region which has become a hub between Europe and Asia for travelers. Europcar looks forward to welcoming Aeroflot customers to our stations across the network”
Giorgio Callegari, Aeroflot’s Deputy General Director for Strategy and Alliances, added: “Aeroflot’s commitment to the highest standards of customer service has today taken a further step forward thanks to the agreement with Europcar. Our joint customers will now be recognized in the whole rental network of Europcar and will have access to special conditions tailored to better serve their global needs. Europcar has been selected as the strategic partner of Aeroflot because of their global reach, aligned customer focus, innovative approach to delivering competitive services. Increased awareness on a worldwide scale will result from the combination of the two longstanding brands.”
Europcar with one of the largest vehicle rental network and presence in over 130 countries is the perfect match with Aeroflot which provides with its SkyTeam partnering members service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries and carried 17.7 million passengers in 2012 (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group). Operating one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 141 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old, Aeroflot offers the shortest distance for the flights from Europe to Asia via Moscow.
As of today, Europcar becomes Aeroflot car rental exclusive partner. In 2014, car rental booking will be directly incorporated to Aeroflot flight reservation process to simplify booking for Aeroflot’s customers: when booking their flight, Aeroflot’s customers will also be able to rent a car during the same process with only one payment.
In addition to its award-winning quality and range of vehicles, extensive network and customer service, Europcar will offer the best rates publicly available and also exclusive offers to Aeroflot’s customers. Aeroflot frequent travelers members of “Aeroflot Bonus” program will be able to earn miles when renting a car with Europcar.