Dollar Rent A Car Teams with JetBlue Getaways
Dollar is now one of JetBlue Getaways' exclusive car rental providers
H. Clifford Buster III
Chief Financial Officer
Director – Investor Relations
JetBlue Corporate Communications
(800) JET-BLUE (538-2583)
Tulsa, Okla., July 27, 2010 – Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Dollar Rent A Car, has signed a multi-year agreement with JetBlue Airways to provide rental cars as part of the JetBlue Getaways vacation packages. Beginning in August, Dollar will be an exclusive value car rental provider for JetBlue Getaways.
JetBlue Getaways provides customer-defined vacation packages and deals that bundle JetBlue airfare, hotel and/or a rental car. These packages will now feature Dollar vehicles in all major leisure destinations that both companies service.
“We are thrilled to join forces with such a well-regarded airline and be a part of its successful vacation program,” said Scott Thompson, president and CEO of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. “Both Dollar and JetBlue Getaways’ products complement each other nicely and provide exceptional value to customers. We are looking forward to developing this relationship with JetBlue, and think this will be a real growth opportunity for Dollar over the next few years.”
“JetBlue Getaways is pleased to announce this partnership as Dollar is a great fit to our brand,” said Grant McCarthy, JetBlue’s director of getaways and ancillary travel. “Our customers will find more and better deals as they plan their vacations and will find the same great service and value product they are already accustomed to on the ground.”
The Dollar-JetBlue Getaways partnership is designed to provide customers with an additional opportunity to save even more time and money. In August, value-conscious JetBlue Getaway customers will have access to Dollar’s budget-friendly deals at cities throughout the U.S.
Customers may book JetBlue Getaways vacation packages, inclusive of car rentals from Dollar Rent A Car at www.jetblue.com/vacations. To learn more about Dollar, please visit www.dollar.com.
About Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Driven by the mission “Value Every Time,” the Company's brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve value-conscious travelers in over 80 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have over 600 corporate and franchised locations in the United States and Canada, operating in virtually all of the top U.S. and Canadian airport markets. The Company's approximately 6,000 employees are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through an expanding international franchise network. For additional information, visit www.dtag.com or the brand sites at www.dollar.com and www.thrifty.com.
Voted "Most Eco-Friendly Airline" by Zagat's Airline Survey in 2008 and 2009, New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2010, the carrier also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received for the sixth year in a row. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 61 cities with 650 daily flights. New service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, DC and to Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT begins in November. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.
About Dollar Rent A Car
Dollar has more than 535 worldwide locations in 48 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, including more than 250 in the United States. Dollar serves the value-conscious traveler and is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. For additional information, visit www.dtag.com or www.dollar.com.