Welcome to Avis

Where the journey began

The first Avis location was opened in 1946 by Warren Avis. It was the world’s first airport car hire location and it was located at the Willow Run Airport in Detroit. The business started with three cars and has now evolved to over 5 000 locations in over 165 countries worldwide.

Avis is a trusted brand with a long history of innovation in the car hire industry. The award-winning brand is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty, which shows in commitment to true convenience and exceptional service.

Some of the key milestones are: