Monarch Airlines joins a growing list of more than 40 airlines across six continents that use the CarTrawler car rental platform to connect their passengers to car rental. Through this platform, CarTrawler provides 300 million airline passengers with access to car rental all over the world.
Monarch Airlines is the leading scheduled leisure airline with key bases at Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick and London Luton. Its fleet of 39 aircraft has an annual capacity of eight million seats to destinations around the Mediterranean, the Canaries and to ski destinations in winter.
CarTrawler provides aviation, travel, hospitality, leisure and consumer brands with a direct connection to over 800 leading and independent car rental agents in over 30,000 airport and city locations across different 174 countries.
Commenting on the announcement today, Mike McGearty, CarTrawler CEO said, “In 2012, airline ancillary revenue was valued at $27.1 billion ¹ (approx £17.5 billion). This figure has doubled since 2009 and continues to grow as the aviation industry expands its retail portfolio in response to passenger demand for choice and convenience. The commercial opportunity that ancillary products such as car rental present airlines with is becoming increasingly more significant. CarTrawler looks forward to working on behalf of Monarch Airlines to maximise the full potential of their car rental program across their entire route network.”
Kevin George, Monarch Airlines Managing Director commented, “We are pleased to have launched our partnership with CarTrawler. The experience that CarTrawler brings with them will ensure that our passengers have even greater choice, value and service when booking their flights and car hire, all from the website www.monarch.co.uk.”