12. 03. 2013 - Czech Airlines Introduces New Global Online Services
Prague, 12 March 2013
Czech Airlines is currently introducing new services on its website: online car hire and the option of reserving parking at Václav Havel Airport Prague. This innovative means of online car hire offers customers the possibility of effortlessly hiring a car in more than 30,000 cities and airports in 174 countries around the world. Thanks to the business and technical solution from the Irish-based organization CarTrawler, the services of more than 800 car hire agencies throughout the world are readily available. Czech Airlines has also newly launched the possibility of making an online reservation for parking at Prague Airport with a 10% discount. Another service that Czech Airlines will put into operation in the coming weeks will be online booking of accommodation in cooperation with the renowned server Booking.com.
The new means of online car hire covers nearly all of the destinations that Czech Airlines serves in its flight schedule, including code-share destinations. The booking interface for the new service is clearly and logically structured and is intuitive. This way, customers immediately get the most important information in the first step: the type of car, price per day for the car hire, as well as the total amount, the name of the end car hire company, the basic conditions of hire, and the list of equipment with which the car comes. This makes it possible for clients to easily orient themselves, and to make a choice not only on the basis of the class of car, but on the basis of other important criteria. An unquestionable advantage of the new solution of Czech Airlines’ online car hire is more affordable car hire prices as compared to the rack-prices offered by the individual providers.
Another advantage, which will primarily be appreciated by Czech Airlines clients abroad, is the option of choosing the currency in which one would like the price to be displayed from among the 56 currencies from around the world that are available. Naturally, the service makes it possible to pay for the order in the chosen currency. Car hire can be paid for by means of any payment card, i.e. a debit card allowing payment via the Internet, or by credit card. Czech Airlines’ online car hire is available to clients in seven languages: Czech, English, Russian, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Czech Airlines provides the online car hire service on the basis of its contractual cooperation with the Ireland-based CarTrawler, one of the world’s largest car hire consolidators. CarTrawler only offers its services on a B2B basis, i.e. only to companies engaged in carriage and tourism, such as airlines, hotel chains, travel agencies, etc. The same technical solution from the same provider is used, for example, by Delta Air Lines, partners from the SkyTeam Alliance, and other major airlines. On each market, the company only engages in contractual cooperation with tested suppliers, or network car hire agencies that guarantee an equally high standard of services.
Czech Airlines is currently launching another online service on its website – the possibility of reserving and paying for parking at a guarded parking facility at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Parking is available to clients in the covered and guarded Parking Facility C near Terminal 1. Czech Airlines clients get a 10% discount off the publicly-listed prices when they book online.