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Virgin Blue & Europcar Renew Winning Partnership

28/04/2005

Award winning low fare airline Virgin Blue and quality low rate car rental company Europcar have taken their existing partnership to a new level, today signing a contract to extend the relationship for another two years.


Since 2002, Virgin Blue and Europcar have worked closely together to offer Virgin Blue Guests special car rental rates on all Europcar vehicles.


The ongoing commitment from both parties is testimony to the success of the partnership with Virgin Blue. Guests have shown great enthusiasm for taking advantage of the great car hire rates to continue their travels in Europcar vehicles once they land at their destination.


Virgin Blue Chief Commercial Officer, Stefan Pichler said, “Virgin Blue is excited to be continuing this partnership for its Guests, who have benefited from attractive reduced rates on the road as well as in the air. As an airline we have spread our wings to many regional destinations but we also realise our Guests appreciate an affordable road trip option to further enhance their holiday or business trip with Virgin Blue.”


Europcar has team members and vehicles at all Virgin Blue ports to streamline the process from aircraft cabin to car.


Europcar Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Doug Hunt, said that renewing the preferred operator partnership with Virgin Blue continued an important at-airport customer service stream around Australia.


“We welcome the new agreement because air travel and car rental go hand-in-hand, for both business and leisure travellers,” said Mr Hunt. “Both businesses have a lot in common and a great deal of energy, therefore the relationship is strong and will continue to grow.”


With Europcar coming on line in New Zealand and Fiji, Europcar has also maintained its relationship with Pacific Blue Airlines to provide International travellers with the same benefits as domestic flyers”, Mr Hunt said.


To celebrate the renewed partnership and to thank customers for their support, Europcar has a special promotional offer for Virgin Blue Guests of $39 per day car rental for the entire month of May (conditions apply).