Ryanair to sue Hertz for terminating car hire supply agreementStaff writer ▼ | July 3, 2015
Ryanair confirmed a notice from Hertz purporting to terminate Hertz’s exclusive car hire supply agreement with Ryanair with effect from 12:00hrs July 2.
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Ryanair believes this termination is in breach of its long term exclusive contract with Hertz, which was recently extended for a 5 year period to 2020.
Ryanair will now pursue Hertz for breach of contract and damages. In the interim however Ryanair will be unable to offer its customers car hire services through the Ryanair.com website for a period of approximately 3 months while Ryanair seeks a suitable replacement supplier.
Separately Ryanair will issue a request for proposals (R.F.P.) for the provision of car hire services to Ryanair’s 100m annual customer base. Ryanair would expect to have a replacement supplier linked to the Ryanair.com website by October 2015 which will coincide with the launch of Ryanair’s new and radically improved personalised website and mobile app. ■