ETW Staff – Mumbai
The Hertz Corporation has announced the opening of their car rental branch at the new Etihad Travel Mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new branch is the 20th Hertz location in the UAE among a global network of approximately 11,555 locations. It is located in Etihad Airways’ one-stop travel retail and check-in facility on Sheikh Zayed Road, where guests can purchase tickets, drop off baggage and board an Etihad Express luxury coach directly from Dubai to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Speaking on this occasion, Michel Taride, president, Hertz International said, “This latest location in Dubai is symbolic of the seamless connection between Etihad Airways and Hertz, and is one of the many ways we are continuing to work in close partnership with the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation.”
Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer, Etihad Airways opined, “Etihad Travel Mall has received a very positive response from our guests since it opened last April and we are keen to build upon this success going forward. The introduction of a Hertz car rental location will provide even more convenient options for guests and complements the existing retail mix at Etihad Travel Mall, which includes outlets for Etihad Airways and our Etihad Holidays, Hala Abu Dhabi and Hala Travel Management subsidiaries.”
Etihad Travel Mall is the first of several planned by Etihad Airways, which carried nearly 12 million passengers last year, a 16 per cent increase on 2012. The new Hertz location will capitalise on a daily volume of 100,000 motorists, while also providing a rental option for Etihad Airways guests arriving at the Etihad Travel Mall from Abu Dhabi International Airport. To mark the opening of the new location, Hertz is offering a free Hertz Entertainer booklet with every monthly rental. Etihad guest members will continue to earn 500 miles on each Hertz rental globally as per the applicable terms and conditions.