CarTrawler announces long-term, exclusive partnership with Wizz Air 

Nov 8, 2023

Dublin, 7th November 2023: CarTrawler, the leading B2B travel technology provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the global travel industry, today announces that it has been selected as Wizz Air’s, the fastest growing European ultra-low-cost airline, exclusive car rental provider.  

Following a highly competitive car rental tender process, Wizz Air has selected CarTrawler to provide a world class car rental proposition to their 5 million+ monthly passengers.  

Wizz Air has a unique destination network spanning through continents and their mission is focused on offering more affordable travel opportunities to discover Europe and beyond. CarTrawler’s proposition complements this service, by providing the widest choice, best value and pricing across 1,700 quality car rental companies in 50,000 global locations.  

As the CAPA-Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2023 winner of “CAPA Global Environmental Sustainability Airline/Airline Group of the Year”, Wizz Air’s requirement for leading sustainability options will be met with CarTrawler’s eco-car merchandising capabilities offering wide-ranging EV car rental supply, and the introduction of customer carbon offsets on car rental. 

Commenting on the partnership, CEO of CarTrawler, Peter O’Donovan, said: We are delighted to be chosen to partner with Wizz Air to become the airline’s exclusive car rental partner. This is a huge win for our business, and it demonstrates the scale and momentum at which CarTrawler is operating, with yet again one of the leading airlines in the world choosing to partner with us.

Our best-in-class proprietary technology will offer Wizz Air the ability to optimise and maximise ancillary revenue while offering customers personalised results, more choice and better value, all supported by our amazing people. We look forward to providing Wizz Air with our world-class Connect Platform that helps our partners to maximise ancillary revenue opportunities.”

Explaining how CarTrawler won the competitive tender, O’Donovan added: “CarTrawler was chosen due to the strength of our proposition and our global travel technology expertise. Our purpose is driving successful partnerships, and as a B2B company, we create our partner’s car rental brand, not our own. Our people are the cornerstone of our business, and their passion and sheer determination will ensure we enjoy a successful partnership now and into the future with Wizz Air”.  

Robert Carey, President at Wizz Air, said:We are excited to be partnering with an innovative, data-led car rental technology provider like CarTrawler to provide our passengers with the widest range of rental vehicles at the best possible price point.

CarTrawler’s proposition is closely aligned with Wizz Air’s digital programme, with a strong focus on providing exceptional digital customer journeys and making travel as frictionless and simple as possible. We look forward to working with the CarTrawler team to provide our customers with a seamless digital booking service and to maintain and maximise our position as the world’s leading airline for ancillary revenue generation.”

This latest deal cements CarTrawler’s leading market position as the de facto, B2B technology provider of car rental & mobility solutions to the global travel industry.  

CarTrawler’s Connect Platform boasts a broad range of customer benefits including: 

  • Complete customer choice, ability to shop the entire car rental marketplace without leaving the Wizz Air website 
  • Competitive car rental rates 
  • Complete customer transparency with unbiased supplier ratings  
  • 24/7 customer support, in 29 languages across 5 contact channels 
  • Easy to book, personalised display options based on the customer’s needs  
  • Loyalty benefits, 5% Wizz Air credit for every car rental booking which customers can spend with Wizz Air

About Wizz Air 

Wizz Air, the fastest growing European ultra-low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 189 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 56.7 million passengers in the rolling 12 months ended 30 September 2023. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and Airline of the Year by ATW in 2020 and 2023, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, recognising individuals and organisations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service. Wizz Air has also been recognised as the “Most Sustainable Low-Cost Airline” within the World Finance Sustainability Awards 2022 and the “Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year” by the CAPA-Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022.