Ryanair has hired CarTrawler to provide car rental via the budget carrier’s website from next month.
The new partnership follows Hertz withdrawing from supplying car hire to Ryanair passengers in July.
The new car hire partnership with CarTrawler under the Ryanair Car Hire brand offers a direct connection to more than 1,500 rental agents in 30,000 locations across 174 countries.
Ryanair Car Hire will go live on the Ryanair.com website from September 1.
Ryanair chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said: “Following an extensive tender process, Ryanair is pleased to partner with CarTrawler, who offer the best conversion rate in the business, as we launch Ryanair Car Hire, offering the widest range and best value car rental service to our 103 million customers.
“This is the latest in a series of customer experience improvements under our ‘Always Getting Better’ programme.
“Ryanair customers already enjoy the lowest fares in Europe and our partnership with CarTrawler will guarantee them the lowest car hire prices as well, every time they fly with us.”
CarTrawler chief executive, Mike McGearty added: “Ryanair is at the forefront of online travel retailing. In CarTrawler, they have chosen a car rental partner with the scale, expertise and technology platform that will help them to deliver on their promise of ‘Always Getting Better’.
“This new partnership is a natural fit between two companies that are trailblazers in their respective fields; Ryanair has transformed air travel while CarTrawler continues to deliver innovative ground transportation solutions to airlines and online travel retailers all over the world.
“We look forward to providing Ryanair customers with an enhanced car rental experience while delivering the best possible return for Ryanair and its investors through our scientific approach to car rental retailing.”