Avis Budget Named Rental Provider for Copa Airlines

Avis Budget Group is partnering with Copa Airlines. Photo via Wikimedia.
Avis Budget Group is partnering with Copa Airlines. Photo via Wikimedia.

Avis Budget Group Inc. and Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. and member of the Star Alliance global airline network, have announced a new partnership agreement.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental have been named car rental partners for Copa Airlines' ConnectMiles loyalty program. Members of ConnectMiles can now save money on Avis and Budget rentals around the globe and earn 100 miles per day when they rent an Avis or Budget vehicle, according to the company.

"Copa Airlines is well-established and highly respected across Latin America," said Stephen Wright, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Latin America/Asia-Pacific, Avis Budget Group. "We're delighted to team up with Copa Airlines and introduce their customers to Avis' premium service and the great value of Budget, while rewarding ConnectMiles members with miles for their business. This new partnership will help us generate incremental rentals across the region."

In addition, Avis and Budget will promote products, services and money-saving offers in marketing channels for ConnectMiles members, including emails, e-statements, the airline's in-flight magazine and online, according to the company.

"We are pleased to be adding Avis and Budget as partners in the ConnectMiles program," said Russ Hinckley, vice president of loyalty, Copa Airlines. "With their global coverage and excellent service, our members will enjoy great rental experiences."

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