SIXT expanding to Canada
Global mobility provider SIXT is entering Canada.
The rental car company said Tuesday it will launch first in Vancouver — with its debut Canadian branch in the city’s Library Square — followed by Toronto.
“Expanding into Canada is a huge step for our business, and we are excited to bring the premium SIXT experience to our northern neighbors,” SIXT North American president and chief financial officer Thomas Kennedy said in a news release.
“Vancouver is a gateway to the world-famous Whistler ski resort and an important leisure and commercial port city bringing both corporate and leisure travelers year-round,” Kennedy said. “Toronto is a financial and commercial hub with strong seasonal traffic enjoying the endless Canadian summers and outdoor activities.”
David Wong, a Vancouver local, is regional vice president for Canada at SIXT and has worked for 30 years in Canada’s rental car industry.
“SIXT’s first Canadian branch office will be located at one of Vancouver’s most impressive buildings in the city, and our fleet is unique and impressive,” Wong said. “Our customers will appreciate the high-quality fleet of new premium sedans and SUVs, including various BMW models and the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 SUV with seating for up to seven passengers.”
SIXT has locations in 36 U.S. airport markets, including recent openings at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) and Portland International Airport (PDX).
It has more than 1,200 employees at 100 U.S. rental locations in 23 states