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SATSair Announces New Strategic Alliance with Avis and Budget

Air-taxi travelers can have a rental car waiting for them when they arrive at their destination

Greenville, SC Oct 17, 2006 -

Passengers of SATSair’s air taxi service will soon be able to expect more than just convenient, cost-effective and hassle-free flight transportation. Beginning October 1, they can have a rental car waiting for them when they land.

To enhance customer service, SATSair has developed the new program with Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car.  The move will streamline the scheduling process by creating a standardized auto rental service at all the airports SATSair flies out of.

“One of our priorities is making sure our passengers get to their destinations on time,” said Phil Quist, SATSair’s Vice President of Business Systems. “We know their travel doesn’t end at the airport, which is why we’re now working with Avis and Budget to provide reliable ground transportation that will take our passengers the rest of the way.”

“Having a car ready to go when you land, is a real benefit for busy travelers,” said Kaye Ceille, vice president of travel and partnership sales for Avis Budget Group. “We’re proud to be working with SATSair and providing vehicles to their customers.” 

Providing its customers with convenient access to both air and ground transportation is part of the SATSair commitment to creating a comprehensive Personal Transportation System.

“Most of our passengers are in businesses that demand a great deal of travel,” said Quist. “For them, time is money, and not having to wait in line at a commercial airline or locate ground transportation once they arrive at their desitination makes it easier and less costly for them to do business, which is important to us. We can even get them back home in the same day.”

SATSair customers will also receive special Avis and Budget discounted rental rates and can reserve a vehicle as they schedule their flight. To make a reservation on SATSair and add a rental car, call 800.639.6192.

About SATSair
SATSair is the first company to offer the innovative “Air Taxi” service based on extensive research and strategic relationships with agencies such as NASA and the FAA. Using new Cirrus SR22 aircraft, SATSair’s mission is to provide safe, convenient, economical air travel and top-notch customer service. SATSair’s service area includes much of the eastern United States, and the company plans continued expansion. For more information on SATSair, visit www.satsair.com.

About Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Avis Budget Group (NYSE: CAR) is a leading provider of vehicle rental services, with operations in more than 70 countries. Through its Avis and Budget brands, the company is the largest general-use vehicle rental company in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions.  Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has more than 30,000 employees.   For more information about Avis Budget Group, visit www.avisbudgetgroup.com.

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