Condor partners with CarTrawler for Car Rental and Mobility solutions
CarTrawler, a leading global B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the travel industry today announced that it is now the online car rental provider for Germany’s most popular leisure airline Condor.
As air travel recovery bounces back with strong pent-up consumer demand, this partnership will allow Condor to maximise their ancillary revenue whilst offering their guests unrivalled choice across 1700 car rental suppliers globally. This is now more relevant than ever as Condor flies to 90 destinations in Europe and recently announced direct flights to 16 US destinations from May, which will be the largest range of US flights in recent years.
Ancillaries showed their value during the pandemic as airlines and travel brands looked to new opportunities to make the most of ancillary revenue – particularly those that can be bought independently, such as car rental, mobility and using loyalty programme miles. Global airline ancillary revenue recovery was even seen in 2021 with an increase to $65.8 billion worldwide in 2021 – a 13% increase on 2020. CarTrawler’s end-to-end car rental and mobility solutions allow airlines to leverage this dynamic, driving revenue at zero cost all underpinned by global customer choice with world-class technology and revenue management capabilities.
“Our company is focused on driving successful, long-term partnerships,” said Aileen McCormack, CarTrawler’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Partnering with Condor, a European leader in leisure travel, marks a significant milestone in our goal to help airlines use innovative Human Traveltech to expand their customer offering, build their brands and maximise ancillary revenue.”
“Working with CarTrawler will allow us to meet the needs of our guests who are increasingly looking for innovative and convenient options to book their travel,” said Louisa Ruster, Head of Product & Ancillaries at Condor. “Flexible booking options, a seamless digital experience, and industry-leading customer service will allow our guests to easily extend their holiday travel beyond our more than 90 global destinations.”
With each of its European airline partners CarTrawler has significantly grown market share for them consistently outstripping natural passenger growth every year. In the first three years of the partnership alone they trebled partners’ bookings from customers that were flying on competing airlines.
This partnership with Condor is just the latest in a long line of partnerships and CarTrawler works with some of the biggest and most innovative travel brands including United Airlines, American Express, easyJet, Alaska Airlines, SWISS, Hopper and Emirates.