Hertz On Demand to Operate Lufthansa CarPool for Airline's Employees

The Hertz Corp. announced March 25 that its global car sharing business Hertz On Demand is now serving as the operator of Lufthansa CarPool for the airline's employees.

Hertz will supply and maintain more than 1,000 vehicles equipped with Hertz On Demand car sharing technology as well as operate the CarPool booking system. The service is available for the employees of Deutsche Lufthansa and the company's partner firms at the airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg. The agreement is to run for an initial period of three years.

"Our innovative Hertz On Demand car share concept proved compelling to Lufthansa because it provides the ideal solution for the individual mobility needs of airline staff,” said Mark P. Frissora, chairman and CEO of Hertz.

Hertz On Demand offers Lufthansa and the airline's affiliate employees a “24/7” service all year round. One-way rentals between Lufthansa CarPool locations are also allowed.

The technology-equipped vehicles can be picked up and returned at any time. The vehicle selection ranges from Fiat 500s and Ford Fiestas to station wagons and SUVs. In addition, seven-seaters or transporters are available for either short- or long-term rental.

After signing up to the service, staff can make their car reservations via the internet, a mobile webpage or by an iPhone app. The vehicles are unlocked using a Hertz RFID-enabled token that dispenses with the need for a key.

Related news: Hertz On Demand Expands to Milton Keynes in England

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