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Hertz and Air France Renew Their Long Standing, Preferred Partnership

Dépèche transmise le 2 août 2010 par PRNewswire

LONDON, August 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, today announced it has extended its 21 year preferred partnership with Air France - Europe's largest airline - for a further three years. Air France was Hertz's first European airline partner and together they have developed many customer innovations and technological advancements. Air France passengers can continue to access all the car rental convenience offered by Hertz at the airline's international destinations and at any of Hertz' 8,200 locations in more than 146 countries worldwide.

As part of the global partnership, Air France customers will continue to benefit from preferential rates across a range of Hertz vehicles. Flying Blue members will also earn benefits including discounts of up to 15% and up to 800 Flying Blue Miles on each rental. The most frequent travellers are also rewarded with free car upgrades and invitations to join the exclusive Hertz #1 Club Gold programme, giving them fast track travel at participating locations around the world.

Hertz is also the exclusive partner of Air France - KLM American Express Platinum credit card, which provides cardholders with a wide variety of attractive benefits such as the option of having your rented car delivered or picked up free of charge at the address of your choice.

Michel Taride, President of Hertz International, said: "Over our 20 year history, Hertz's partnership with Air France has grown from strength to strength, supported by the fact that we share common values such as our commitment to customer service and quality. As industry partners, we are determined to provide a great travel experience for our customers, offering superior access, flexibility, value, quality of service and speed across a number of Europe's key airport destinations. The extended partnership means we can continue to supply customers with a number of premium benefits, such as Flying Blue miles through car rental and vehicle upgrades with the Air France-KLM American Express Platinum credit card."

Bruno Matheu, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Revenue Management and Network of Air France, said: "The continuation of our partnership with Hertz enables us to offer a stronger customer proposition worldwide, allowing us to take care of our customers with great savings, offers and rewards. This partnership has allowed Air France passengers to access Hertz's great value car hire and we are confident that millions more passengers will opt for Hertz car rentals when they travel on any of Air France's flights."

About Air France

AIR FRANCE operates 1,700 daily flights with a fleet of 269 aircraft, plus 151 regional aircraft operated by its subsidiaries Brit Air, CityJet and Régional. AIR FRANCE and KLM together gave birth to one of Europe's leading air transport groups in May 2004. Both airlines now offer their customers a combined network, which includes a total of 244 destinations worldwide. AIR FRANCE is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with worldwide destinations, flights and services. AIR FRANCE was founded in 1933.

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About Hertz

Hertz is the world's largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,200 corporate locations in 146 countries. Hertz is in its 91st year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers.

Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost(R) satellite navigation systems and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

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