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Hertz Partners With Turkish Airlines To Offer Global Car Rental Benefits To Frequent Flyers

PR Newswire
Jul 25, 2012

- Miles&Smiles members to earn 500 Bonus Miles with every booking and receive preferential car rental rates at over 8,500 locations worldwide

LONDON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), has entered into a new partnership with Turkish Airlines to provide members of the carrier's Miles&Smiles frequent flyer program with preferential rates on car rentals worldwide, and Bonus Miles with every booking. The three-year agreement means Miles&Smiles members around the world can immediately start taking advantage of best available rates on Hertz car rentals while earning 500 Bonus Miles for each booking.

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This offer applies to reservations made through or Hertz call centers and via the travel trade. Bookings through the Hertz website will also have exclusive access to a range of special discounts and miles-based promotions during the year according to their membership tier.

Turkish Airlines currently flies to over 200 destinations worldwide, with internationally popular cities such as Dubai, London, New York and Beijing ranking favorably among passengers.

Michel Taride, President Hertz International and Executive Vice President Hertz Corporation, said: "We are delighted to have entered into a new partnership with Turkish Airlines, and see this as an opportunity to build a lasting working relationship based on a strong forward-looking vision. We share a commitment to ensuring that our customers benefit from the latest innovations, developments and enhancements in travel service, comfort and ease of access. We look forward to providing Miles&Smiles members with many attractive car rental offers, and great service around the world."

Dr. Bünyamin Topçu, Turkish Airlines Head of Loyalty Marketing stated: "We are happy to be in partnership with Hertz International, and from now on Miles&Smiles members will be able to earn bonus miles from Hertz rentals which will take them closer to their next award flight to their favorite Turkish Airlines destination. With Hertz's wide service network, we are expecting to raise the service diversity offered to our members."

The partnership between Hertz and Turkey's dynamic national carrier means that Miles&Smiles members can enjoy best rates and discounts on Hertz car rentals across a growing global network of more than 8,500 locations in more than 150 countries.

This will be equally attractive for those travelling on business and in need of their own transport for meetings and sightseeing, and for those using their Hertz rent-a-car to embark on holiday road trips. In either case, the car rental is made easy by the presence of a helpful Hertz location on arrival at many airports and cities linked in the Turkish Airlines network.

About Hertz
Hertz is the world's largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,500 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is in its 93rd year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. For more information please go to

About Turkish Airlines
Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 184 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 195 cities around the world, comprised of 34 domestic and 161 international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several "Passengers Choice Awards" from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner in 3 categories, "Best Airline Europe", "Best Premium Economy Seats" for its Comfort Class seats and "Best Airline Southern Europe". It has also received awards for its catering and holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation of "World's Best Economy Class On-board Catering" in 2010, and Skyscanner's "Best On-board Food 2011". Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service on-board.

About Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveler. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, AviancaTaca, Blue1, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. EVA Air and Shenzhen Airlines have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.


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