Air France has renewed its partnership with Hertz, Thrifty and Firefly car hire as the airline’s exclusive providers for the next four years.

Under The Hertz Corporation, the three car rental brands will also become the exclusive providers for Air France-KLM group’s regional airline HOP! until the end of 2020. The agreement will offer benefits to both airlines’ passengers that choose to hire with the companies, including discounts of up to 15 per cent on basic car rental and products.

Air France passengers will also have access to a broad range of car rental vehicles through the newly launched Hertz, Thrifty and Firefly website and through the Air France mobile website and app.

The presence of all brands on the Air France mobile website and app lets customers book their flight and car rental at the same time, with a choice of vehicles and products available at special rates.

Group president of Hertz International Michel Taride said:

“Hertz and Air France have enjoyed a successful partnership for the last 28 years, helping to drive the constant evolution in seamless ‘fly drive’ services to customers.

Our enhanced agreement with Air France and our new partnership with HOP! will result in added benefits tailored specially for both carrier’s passengers, who will also receive fantastic Hertz, Thrifty and Firefly discounts and privileges.”

As part of the agreement, Air France passengers will receive a 15 per cent discount on Hertz basic car rental and up to 10 per cent discount on Thrifty and Firefly basic car rental worldwide.

Hertz and Thrifty are also launching car rental products to cater for Air France and HOP! passengers. These include:

  • No Stress: Hertz car rental with fixed prices all year round, SuperCover (excess waiver), free additional driver and unlimited mileage
  • Youth: Elimination of the young renter surcharge for drivers between 19 and 23 years old, renting with Hertz in France
  • Family: 15 per cent discount on basic Thrifty car rental, 50 per cent discount on child seats and free additional driver

Flying Blue members can earn 100 additional miles on each rental made through Air France’s website. In addition, Flying Blue Elite members will receive Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty programme tier matching, with extra car rental benefits worldwide.

Air France’s La Premiere passengers will be met and greeted at the airport arrivals lounge by a Hertz customer service representative and escorted to their rental vehicle at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol airports.