November 22nd 2021, Dublin: CarTrawler, the global B2B provider of technology solutions for the travel industry, has signed an exclusive car rental partnership with Eurowings, Lufthansa subsidiary and Germany’s No.1 holiday airline. Eurowings is part of the Lufthansa Group and joins Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Edelweiss as CarTrawler partners.
As air travels continues to recover from the pandemic, this strategic partnership will allow Eurowings to significantly expand its car rental business, increasing its offering for every customer segment and providing customers with unrivalled choice of car rental throughout the world.
This partnership closely aligns with Eurowings innovative offering for price-sensitive and service-oriented customers providing choice, value and a best-in-class customer experience across more than 1,800 car rental suppliers globally. All complimented by industry-leading pricing.
CarTrawler provides unrivalled breadth and depth of car rental and mobility supply across the globe including car rental, private transfer and ride-hailing services. This technology – led partnership is the latest example of CarTrawler working with a leading travel business in order to help them diversify and expand to offer customers more choice and value.
This strategic partnership sees CarTrawler overseeing the end-to-end car rental solution for Eurowings, while Sixt will be included as preferred supplier, advertising to passengers across Eurowings’ multichannel platforms. Present in approximately 110 countries worldwide, SIXT’s strengths lie in its consistent customer focus, a living culture of innovation with strong technological expertise, its fleet of premium cars and its exceptional value for money.
Commenting on the partnership, Aileen McCormack, Chief Commercial Officer at CarTrawler, said:
“At CarTrawler, our purpose is driving successful partnerships. We have proven this within the Lufthansa Group through our existing partnerships by driving long-term sustainable ancillary revenue growth year after year and this is core to why Eurowings selected CarTrawler for their car rental platform. We are delighted to announce this exclusive agreement with Eurowings which will ensure that their car rental offering aligns with their innovative and customer experience focused proposition.
Our travel technology is world class and launching a partnership of this scale as the world still recovers from the pandemic is a testament to the quality of that technology but also an acknowledgement of the value that we are already adding within the wider Lufthansa Group. “
“We are delighted to have found two strong and innovative partners in CarTrawler and Sixt, who have impressed us with their strong customer focus. Our passengers can choose from a variety of flexible offers and book at particularly attractive prices thanks to the best price guarantee. Through a seamless digital experience, we thus offer our passengers the perfect complement to their flight,” says Irina Ens, Unit Lead Digital Marketing & Sales at Eurowings Digital GmbH.
Regine Sixt, Senior Executive President International Marketing, Sixt SE, added:
“At SIXT, we understand and honour the value of strong partnerships, and both CarTrawler and Eurowings are a perfect fit for our company. For us, as well as for CarTrawler, technology is part of our DNA. And just like Eurowings, SIXT is a leading brand in the travel industry, with a customer-focused approach that offers great value for money.
We are excited to be promoted as the preferred partner via Eurowings’ platforms. Acting as a flagship for the company’s rental car offering underlines our position as a leading international provider of mobility services.”
With each of its European airline partners CarTrawler has significantly grown market share for them consistently outstripping natural passenger growth every year. In the first three years of the partnership alone they trebled partners’ bookings from customers that were flying on competing airlines.
This partnership with Eurowings is just the latest in a long line of partnerships and CarTrawler now works with some of the biggest and most innovative travel brands – including most recently Uber and Hopper. Other CarTrawler partners include American Express, easyJet, Emirates, SWISS, KLM, TUI Group, and eDreams ODIGEO.