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Germany’s Sixt Expands in U.S. With Airport Car-Rental Counters

At the height of the pandemic, Sixt increased its car-sharing fleet by 1,000 vehicles in Germany.

At the height of the pandemic, Sixt increased its car-sharing fleet by 1,000 vehicles in Germany.

Photographer: Peter Kneffel/AFP via Getty Images

Germany’s Sixt SE snapped up concessions to offer its rental-car services at 11 U.S. airports, accelerating its expansion abroad even as the coronavirus pandemic drags down travel.

The deal was part of a bankruptcy sale involving Advantage Rent a Car and has closed, the German company said Monday. It includes the New York area’s three major airports -- John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International -- which are key hubs for travelers from Europe.