April 18, 2024

News in brief: Enterprise, Flybe and more

Members of National Car Rental’s Emerald Club Executive and Executive Elite, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Enterprise Plus Silver, Gold and Platinum elite tiers, whose tier status were set to expire on February 28, 2022, will now be extended through February 28, 2023. In addition, Emerald Club Programme Free Days, previously set to expire on December 31, 2021, will roll over through December 31, 2022.

Dave Pflieger has been appointed CEO of the regional airline Flybe. The airline, which collapsed in March 2022, is expected to relaunch in the next few months after it was bought by a Virgin-led consortium. Pflieger previously held senior executive roles at Delta Air Lines, Song, Virgin America, Silver Airways and most recently as CEO of Ravn Air Group, the largest regional airline in Alaska.

Qantas has bought forward the restart of services between London and Melbourne following the relaxation of quarantine rules by the government of Victoria for fully-vaccinated Australian travellers. It will initially bring back two Boeing 787 flights a week between Melbourne and London starting November 6, six weeks earlier than previously planned, and will ramp up to daily from December 18.

Hertz has ordered 100,000 Teslas by the end of 2022, giving the car rental giant the largest EV rental fleet in North America. It is also installing thousands of chargers throughout its location network so customers renting a Tesla Model 3 will have access to 3,000 Tesla supercharging stations throughout the US and Europe.