Aer Lingus has announced a new partnership with Avis Budget Group, giving travelers access to a wide range of rental vehicles across the world.

Aer Lingus guests can now enjoy the most convenient car hire options via with Avis and Budget.

The Irish airline has teamed up with the car rental services who offer a variety of mobility solutions for all travelers, with vehicles ranging in size and specifications to suit any need and budget, be that for business or leisure, traveling to short-haul or long-haul destinations.

Under this new partnership, the airline’s AerClub members will be given the opportunity to collect Avios points (the points rewards currency) on all car hire purchases and enjoy additional benefits including a dedicated reservation line, a free additional driver (with Avis only) and payment flexibility.

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Aer Lingus guests will collect 3 Avios per €1 spent with Avis and 2 Avios per €1 spent with Budget. Customers can also pay for car rental using Avios.

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Avis and Budget," said Jennifer Fox, Director of Performance Delivery and Retail, ‎Aer Lingus.

"Our new car hire offering promises guests choice and convenience whatever their need or budget, together with a quality and world-leading service. The partnership also serves to enhance our existing loyalty programme AerClub, enabling AerClub members to collect Avios on their car hire purchases.”

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Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of mobility solutions, operating some of the most recognized brands in the motor rental industry including Avis and Budget.

With a vast global footprint, Avis and Budget is present in over 11,000 locations around the world, and provides thousands of rentals per year to Irish holidaymakers, with the top five destinations in 2018 including the UK, USA, France, Spain and Italy.

Julia Kemp, Director of International Sales & Partnerships, Avis Budget Group commented: “Our new agreement with Aer Lingus is an exciting development and further expands our exclusive partnership with International Airlines Group (IAG).

"It’s also a step forward in aligning mobility services in the travel industry and an example of how we are always looking for new and innovative ways to streamline and improve our services to customers, making the rental process stress-free and convenient. This partnership helps contribute to these aims and we hope customers enjoy the benefits of the partnership.

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