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Ryanair Extends Partnership With Cartrawler For 2 More Years

Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (11 Sep) announced a 2-year extension of its exclusive partnership with CarTrawler, the world’s leading B2B travel technology platform which powers Ryanair Car Hire, ensuring Ryanair’s 131m customers will continue to enjoy the widest range of cars at the best prices on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair Car Hire 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. Since launching Ryanair Car Hire in September 2015:

  • Customers from more than 180 countries have hired cars via the Ryanair.com website
  • Dublin has been the most popular location for car hire, followed by Milan Bergamo, London, Malaga & Porto
  • Visits from mobile devices have increased over 200%

The partnership will shortly be further expanded to include additional ground transport services such as taxi and rail transfers, as Ryanair continues on its journey to becoming the ‘Amazon of Travel.’

Ryanair CMO Kenny Jacobs said:

“As part of our “Always Getting Better” programme, we are pleased to extend our exclusive car hire partnership with CarTrawler. Customers in more than 180 different countries have already hired cars using Ryanair Car Hire, powered by CarTrawler, on the Ryanair.com website, and their industry-leading technology and unrivalled inventory ensures the lowest prices for our customers. We are to working closely to expand our offering to include additional ground transfer options, as we continue to offer so much more than just the lowest air fares in Europe.”

CarTrawler CEO, Mike McGearty said:

“For the last two years, the CarTrawler team has been heavily focused on improving performance of Ryanair Car Hire, we are delighted to see this hard work pay off.  Innovations such as a complete overhaul of the mobile web platform, and a full integration of CarTrawler technology into the Ryanair app has led to a seamless experience across all devices for Ryanair customers.  We have seen particular success coming from technical improvements made to our state of the art machine learning based product selection, behavioural targeting and mobile/desktop merchandising functionality.  We are delighted that Ryanair have chosen to extend their partnership with CarTrawler and we look forward to building on what is already a very successful relationship.”

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