Ryanair announces new car hire service


Ryanair has announced the launch of Ryanair Car Hire and with that a new partnership with CarTrawler, a leading travel-technology platform and online aggregator of car rental services, allowing its customers to choose from a wide range of cars at competitive prices on their official website.


Ryanair’s new car hire partnership with CarTrawler offers customers a direct connection to over 1,500 leading and independent car rental agents in over 30,000 airport and city locations, across 174 different countries.


Ryanair Car Hire is set to go live on the airline’s official website from September 1, 2015.


Michael O’Leary, CEO at Ryanair, stated: “Following an extensive tender process, Ryanair is pleased to partner with CarTrawler, who offer the best conversion rate in the business, as we launch Ryanair Car Hire, offering the widest range and best value car rental service to our 103 million customers.”


Mike McGearty, CEO at CarTrawler, added: “This new partnership is a natural fit between two companies that are trailblazers in their respective fields; Ryanair has transformed air travel while CarTrawler continues to deliver innovative ground transportation solutions to airlines and online travel retailers all over the world.


“We look forward to providing Ryanair customers with an enhanced car rental experience while delivering the best possible return for Ryanair and its investors through our scientific approach to car rental retailing.”