Full comfort services for air travellers on the ground as well
Saturday 10, April 2010
The Hungarian airline has signed a cooperation agreement with Germany's leading car rental company Sixt AG, which has approximately 4000 rental outlets around the world.
Malév selected this distinguished company because of its international reputation, the high standard of services it offers, its competitive rates, the brand and the wide range of long-term cooperation opportunities. The new Malév partner makes the lowest rates offered by Sixt available to travellers booking through the airline's website, in addition to which there are periodic extra discounts.
The several-year cooperation arrangement with Malév's former car rental partner, AVIS, expired recently, thus the airline sought a new car rental partner in the framework of a procurement notice by invitation. After a multiple-round consultation procedure Malév worked its way through from the initial four potential candidates to the winner and selected partner, Sixt AG.
This is the seventh year that the Hungarian carrier has offered its customers a convenient, quick and competitively priced air ticket online purchase option; over the years this has been expanded with numerous additional services. The airline can now provide its passengers with a full range of services via www.malev.hu and www.malev.com, including the chance to make bookings for accommodation (in Hungary and abroad), travel insurance and car rentals. It is the aim of Malév to provide its customers with competitive offers thus saving them time and money, and allowing them to receive top quality services at the best possible rates.
"It is a great honour that Malév has selected us as a partner to supply their customers with cost-efficient and high quality 'ground' services. Last year our company was voted the world's best car rental company, and winning this tender is further proof that we are able to provide quality at extremely reasonable prices,"said Gábor Dévai, managing director of Sixt Hungary, speaking about the agreement.
Prices that are not up in the air
In normal cases, when customers make a car rental booking through the Malév website Sixt provides them with the lowest online rate, which can, from time to time, be supplemented with extra discounts. Furthermore, members of the Malév Duna Club frequent flyer programme are eligible for special reductions from Sixt. Duna Club Silver card holders receive a reduction of 5-15% (depending on the car rental booking), Gold card holders 10-25%, and Duna Club Platinum card holders a 10-35% reduction, in addition to which Sixt car rentals also earn points for Malév Duna Club members.
The joint Malév and Sixt service has been available on the Malév website since 1 April. As part of the first joint campaign run by the two companies, during the month of April every Malév passenger flying to Budapest and taking advantage of the service here receives a 10% discount on the car rental rate. In addition, Sixt customers receive a similar, 10% reduction on fares when flying on the Hungarian airline's network.
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