|March 13, 2002|
Hertz UAE Opens For Business At Abu Dhabi Airport
|Hertz UAE, forging ahead with plans to expand its car rental services across the Emirates, has opened its latest branch at Abu Dhabi International Airport. A full range of car rental services, using a brand new fleet of vehicles, will be available from a newly-refurbished Hertz counter in the airportís arrivals hall. It becomes the ninth Hertz branch operated by Al-Futtaim Group, the Hertz franchisee in the UAE, which is marking the development by offering 500 miles free on every car rental for members of Gulf Airís Golden Falcon Club frequent flyer programme. Hertz has an exclusive partner agreement with Gulf Air, for whom Abu Dhabi International Airport is the second main hub. Hertz also credits miles on almost all other major frequent flyer programmes.|
In addition, other car rental users will get 30% discount on regular car rental rates up to the end of April by producing their boarding pass.
The arrival of Hertz car rental services at Abu Dhabi International Airport is part of a major expansion of services across the Middle East by the worldís largest car rental company. Hertz UAE opened its first Abu Dhabi branch last August in Ali Sultan Al Hamly Building, Al Falah Street, adjacent to the Ministry of Finance and Industry building. The company expects Abu Dhabi to generate a substantial part of its overall car rental business.
?The opening of the airport branch is part of a major expansion of our car rental services in the UAE, and Abu Dhabi should contribute a significant proportion of our business once we?ve fully developed our operations there,? said Nitin Sapre, Hertz sales and marketing manager for Al-Futtaim Group.
The airport branch will give passengers access to a fleet of brand new vehicles, including the Honda City, the first Group A car to be introduced with automatic transmission. Also available will be the Honda Civic and Accord, Toyota Corolla and Landcruiser, as well as seven-seater vans.
In the UAE, Al-Futtaim Group also operates five Hertz branches in Dubai, on the Airport Road, at the Sheraton Towers, the Ramada Hotel, at Dubai International Airport and at Jebel Ali Free Zone, as well as two in Sharjah in Al Mena Street and Sharjah International Airport.