The Hertz Corporation announced that its global car sharing business Hertz On Demand is now serving as the operator of Lufthansa CarPool for the airline's employees. Hertz will supply and maintain more than 1,000 vehicles equipped with Hertz On Demand car sharing technology as well as operate the CarPool booking system.

A wide range of vehicles are available at convenient locations for the employees of Deutsche Lufthansa and the company's partner firms at the airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg, German, according to Hertz. The agreement is to run for an initial period of three years.

Hertz On Demand offers Lufthansa and the airline's affiliate employees a "24/7" service all year round. The technology-equipped vehicles can be picked up and returned at any time. After signing up for the service, staff can make their car reservations via the Internet, a mobile webpage, or by an iPhone app, according to Hertz. The vehicles are unlocked using a Hertz RFID-enabled token that dispenses with the need for a key.

The new Lufthansa CarPool powered by Hertz on Demand offers registered users a wide choice of vehicles. The selection ranges from Fiat 500 and Ford Fiesta models through to station wagons and SUVs. In addition, seven-seaters or transporters are available for either short- or long-term rental. One-way rentals between Lufthansa CarPool locations are possible and serve to increase vehicle flexibility, according to Hertz.

You can find out more about the Hertz on Demand program in Germany here.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet