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CarTrawler launches world-first mobility platform with Wizz Air

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020. CarTrawler, leading B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the global travel industry, has today launched its world-first mobility platform with leading low-cost carrier Wizz Air, called ‘WIZZ RIDE’.

With CarTrawler’s industry-first mobility software developer kit (SDK), Wizz Air has become the first airline in the world to integrate the most extensive taxi and private transfer booking platform into its native iPhone and Android apps – a process that takes minimal effort.

This means Wizz Air customers can now avail of a seamless, end-to-end travel experience on the airline’s mobile apps through WIZZ RIDE, regardless of whether the journey is on-demand or pre-booked.

Announcing the launch today, Aileen McCormack, Chief Commercial Officer at CarTrawler, said: “I am delighted to launch this world-first mobility platform WIZZ RIDE, which will transform the booking experience for its customers and revolutionise the way ancillary products are used by airlines.

“Wizz Air is a value-oriented airline focused on innovation throughout the customer journey. Its mobile-first strategy is a perfect fit for our unique mobility platform and is an important sign of trust amidst a volatile environment for the travel sector. WIZZ RIDE is fantastic news for Wizz Air customers who are seeking a one-stop-shop for all their travel needs, and further strengthens our partners’ brand relevance.

“CarTrawler has an unrivalled, expert insight into the industry and is well placed to drive recovery through innovations such as our SDK platform. This emphasis on the customer will help rebuild the travel sector and offer strong foundations on which we can all grow and thrive.”

George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer at Wizz Air, said: “As we endeavour to provide a stress-free customer journey, we are always looking to introduce new services that offer great customer experience across all travel stages. The WIZZ RIDE product provides convenient ground mobility services for both pre-booking and on-demand requests which allow our customers to save time and money. A user-friendly service, introduced in collaboration with CarTrawler, is now available at the touch of a button on Wizz Air’s mobile app. We are proud to be the first airline in the world to introduce such an innovative service which paired with our ultra-low fares makes travel easier than ever.”

About CarTrawler

CarTrawler is the leading B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the global travel industry. We bring opportunities to life through an online marketplace connecting our partners, customers and mobility suppliers.

CarTrawler’s end-to-end technology platform expands our airline and travel partners’ offering to their customers, creating substantial ancillary revenue opportunities. We provide unrivalled breadth and depth of content worldwide, including car rental, private airport transfer and ride-hailing services.

CarTrawler creates innovative, data-led solutions for some of the largest travel brands in the world, including American Express, Alaska Airlines, easyJet, eDreamsODIGEO, Hotels.com, KLM, TravelStart and Emirates. As a B2B company we focus solely on helping our airline and travel partners build their brands, not our own.

CarTrawler was established in 2004, our headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with an office in New York. For more information visit www.cartrawler.com.

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air, the fastest growing and greenest* European low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 134 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 40 million passengers in the financial year F20 ending 31 March 2020. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, recognizing individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service.