Sixt and airBaltic launch extensive business partnership
- Cooperation will deliver both companies’ customers even more advantages
Munich / Riga, 28 June 2012 – Sixt, one of Europe’s leading car rental companies, and Latvian airline airBaltic have signed a business agreement that will establish an extensive partnership between the two firms. Working together will ensure that both companies’ customers enjoy more advantages that make travelling by plane and by car even more convenient and comfortable. The partnership covers all 60 international destinations airBaltic flies to. Among the advantages:
- Travellers participating in airBaltic’s bonus programme, BalticMiles, get 500 bonus points every time they rent a Sixt car – to mark the start of the partnership, they can even get 1,000 bonus points until 22 July 2012. Customers can exchange these points for attractive special offers.
- Depending on their customer status, airBaltic passengers can enjoy special discounts whenever they rent a Sixt car, and they can also benefit from Sixt’s frequent special offers.
- Sixt will now be included in the www.airbaltic.com portal. This will enable customers to reserve a Sixt car right after booking their airBaltic flight so they enjoy full mobility at their destination.
Regine Sixt: “I am delighted that we have signed a partnership agreement with airBaltic. Another internationally respected company has become a Sixt partner and together, we can now take our worldwide comprehensive mobility services one step further. Sixt offers a wide range of premium products at great value for money, making it the ideal partner for airBaltic. Thanks to the partnership, I am certain that we will be able to make travelling even more enjoyable and convenient for our customers.”
Michael Grimme, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at airBaltic: “airBaltic.com is a travel megastore offering everything from flights, to hotel bookings, insurance, sunglasses for your beach holiday, and even roses onboard. Selecting Sixt as our preferred partner was a natural choice as it offers our customers a reliable car rental service in any of airBaltic’s 60 destinations in Europe, Middle East, Russia and the CIS.”
Sixt AG, with its registered office in Pullach near Munich, is an international provider of integrated mobility services. Founded in 1912, the company, together with its franchisees and partners, is represented in more than 100 countries. Sixt is the market leader for car rentals in Germany and Austria and one of the biggest OEM-manufacturer-independent full-service leasing providers. The Sixt Group generated a turnover of € 1.56 billion in 2011 and employs around 3000 people worldwide (excluding franchisees).
airBaltic corporation (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholder is Latvian state with 99.8% of stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 34 aircraft – six Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, ten Fokker 50 airplanes and eight Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capital cities – Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business. airBaltic won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards, recognising achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline.