Avis Budget Group Launches Partnership With Spirit Airlines
PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CAR) today announced that it has signed a new partnership agreement
with Spirit Airlines. Under the multi-year agreement, members of FREE
SPIRIT^TM, the carrier's frequent flier program, can save money when they rent
from Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental, and will also have the opportunity
to earn miles when renting at Avis and Budget locations around the world.
"Avis Budget Group is well-established in markets that Spirit Airlines
currently serves and those that the carrier is interested in further
penetrating," said Stephen Wright, vice president of global travel and
partnerships, Avis Budget Group. "We're excited to launch this new partnership
and look forward to attracting new customers and driving incremental inbound
and outbound volume."
The new partnership agreement includes brand exposure and cross-marketing
opportunities for each of the brands. For instance, Avis and Budget will be
featured in FREE SPIRIT membership communications and will be listed as a
partner on Spirit Airlines' official website, Spirit.com. Similarly, Spirit
Airlines will be included in Avis and Budget email communications and listed
on the partner pages of Avis.com and Budget.com.
"This partnership with Avis Budget Group is yet another way we are saving
customers money on travel while at the same time giving them even more
opportunities to earn FREE SPIRIT miles good for award travel throughout
Spirit's extensive network throughout the Americas," said Barry Biffle, chief
marketing officer, Spirit Airlines.
About Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of vehicle rental
services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000
rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through
its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more
than 790,000 members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental
offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and operates
primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has
approximately 29,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More
information is available at www.avisbudgetgroup.com.
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel
by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services, allowing
customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative
approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while
creating new jobs. Spirit's modern fleet, configuration and other innovations
enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit one
of the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers. Spirit's all-Airbus fleet
currently operates more than 200 daily flights to over 50 destinations in the
U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.
CONTACT: Alice Pereira
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