|March 24, 2005|
Avis Continues Local Market Expansion With More Than 65 New Locations
|Avis Rent A Car System, Inc. has announced the opening of sixty-seven new car rental facilities since July 2004 as part of its commitment to expand into local markets nationwide. Avis has opened a total of more than ninety locations over the past year and plans to open an additional 100 locations each year for the next three years. |
The new locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, provide Avis customers with a wide range of rental vehicles including minivans, SUVs, luxury vehicles and newly added 12-passenger vans. All vehicles are backed by the Avis commitment to provide outstanding customer service and include free pick-up and drop-off service within a five-mile radius, roadside assistance and, in most cases, unlimited mileage. All Avis rate plans will be honored, including special inter-city, one-way rates with no drop-off charges between these locations and their respective local airports. Avis also offers an insurance replacement program designed for customers who need a replacement vehicle because their own car is in the shop.
"The local market in the United States is an area showing tremendous growth," stated Ray Koch, vice president of off-airport operations for Cendant Car Rental Group, parent of Avis. "Customers rent from these locations for a variety of reasons - whether they are taking a long trip and want to avoid putting miles on their car or their own car is being repaired. Our expansion in this market will ensure that Avis is conveniently located to serve all their rental needs."