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Sixt became one of the youngest suppliers in the U.S. market when they opened their first office from Miami Airport in 2010.

Sixt Car Rental History

1912 - Martin Sixt founds the "Sixt Autofahrten und Selbstfahrer" company. He starts with three cars, two Mercedes and one Luxus-Deutz-Landaulet. Sixt owns one of the first rent-a-car companies in Germany, specializing in day-trips and custom tours. His clients are almost exclusively members of the British nobility and dollar-rich Americans.

1914 - Vehicles and drivers are placed under the High Command of the Army and confiscated.

1919 - Martin Sixt buys the Munich location in Seitzstrasse no. 11. Today one can still find there one of the most-visited Sixt city-stations.

1921 - Martin Sixt hands over the company to his nephew Hans Sixt. An 8-cylinder Isotta-Frascini and the big 6-cylinder Renault join the fleet. Because of problems with the spare parts for foreign cars, as of 1929 Sixt will use only Mercedes cars.

1938 - The economic boycott against Germany leaves deep marks on the travel and rent-a-car business, and Sixt is affected by a severe drop in revenues.

1939 - The German Wehrmacht confiscates all of Sixt's rental vehicles. Only a seven-seat Mercedes 230 Landaulet hidden in a barn will make it through the war.

1945 - Martin Sixt dies in May 1945, aggrieved by the bombing and destruction of his life achievement, the living and business quarters.

1946 - Relaunch of the business after the second world war with the Mercedes 230 Landaulet as a chauffeured limousine. Setting up of the Export-Taxi fleet for members of the US Army.

1948 - First in Europe, Hans Sixt employs radio taxis in Munich. The gear is imported from the US.

1951 - Establishment of the "Auto Sixt" Rent a Car.

1966 - The first airport offices in Frankfurt am Main and Munich are opened.

1967 - "Auto Sixt" is the first German company to launch a leasing program for vehicles.

1969 - Erich Sixt, now Sixt AG Chairman of the Board, is the third generation offspring to step into the family business.

1970 - Trucks are added to the Sixt fleet.

1976 - Regine Sixt joins the company and starts signing contracts with all major airlines hotel chains.

1977 - Sixt opens stations in all major airports in Germany.

1980 - Establishment of "Auto Leasing GmbH" (ASL) together with the Disko-Group, Düsseldorf.

1982 - Name change from "Auto Sixt" to "Sixt Autovermietung GmbH". The logo: "Sixt/Budget".

1986 - Establishment and stock-market launch of "Sixt Aktiengesellschaft". Regine Sixt leads the international marketing department

1987 - Regine Sixt launches Corporate Credit Card Programme.

1988 - Establishment of "Sixt Leasing GmbH".

1990 - "Sixt Autovermietung Schweiz" takes up business.

1991 - Regine Sixt starts the international expansion with licensees.

1993 - Opening of Sixt offices at ICE railway stations

1993 - New structure of the Sixt Group with Sixt AG as a holding. Branching out of the rent-a-car business as "Sixt GmbH & Co Autovermietung KG".

1994 - Europe-wide cooperation with "Deutsche Lufthansa AG". Sixt becomes a partner of the Lufthansa Miles&More programme. Launch of CarExpress Service. Sixt becomes the leading German rent-a-car company.

1995 - Cooperation with German Railways. Sixt is the first German rent-a-car company on the Internet. Preferred partnership with Hilton.

1996 - "Sixt Leasing GmbH" turns into "Sixt Leasing AG". First in the world: Sixt SelfService Center. CarExpress OnBoard together with Lufthansa. First Austrian Sixt station at Vienna airport.

1997 - Sixt signs a cooperation agreement with the German motor club ADAC. Majority participation in the "MOHAG Motorwagen-Handelsgesellschaft". Sixt sets up a Call Center in Rostock with 150 employees. Sixt opens 130 stations in France, among others at the airports in Paris, Nice, Lyon and Bordeaux. Sixt starts operating in Great Britain with a presence at all major airports. Sixt becomes a partner of the British Airways Executive Club, Deutsche BA and South African Airways.

1998 - Sixt opens offices at all major airports in Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Malta, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Tunisia, Morocco, Martinique, Guadeloupe, La Reunion and New Zealand. Sixt holds now 1000 plus stations in Europe. Booking Center in Washington (USA). Business offices in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Toronto, and Australia.Cooperation agreements with strategically important airlines like United Airlines/Mileage Plus, exclusive partner of Air Littoral and Lauda Air, partner of the Air France "Fréquence Plus" and the KLM "Flying Dutchman" mileage program, as well as marketing partner of El Al and partner of the Frequent Traveller Clubs. Sixt becomes a partner of the Qualiflyer program. Sixt becomes an exclusive partner of Hilton Hotels Europe and Preferred Partner of Hilton HHonors world-wide. France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Greece, Malta and Czech Republic become franchise countries.

1999 - The worldwide expansion continues with the franchise countries China, Moldova, Panama, Nigeria, La Martinique, St. Martin, Libya, Kenya, Ghana & Armenia. New airline partners: China Airlines & LAN Chile.

2000 - Sixt opens the e-commerce platform for cars and travel and founds e-Sixt AG. Regine Sixt founds Regine Sixt Kinderhilfe e.V. with the slogan "Drying little tears". Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal and La Guadeloupe become franchise countries. Sixt agrees on new airline cooperations: Condor, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airways, Martin Air.

2001 - United Arab Emirates, Oman, Lebanon, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana join the Sixt franchise programme. Sixt starts cooperations with Air Dolimiti, Emirates, VARIG & Alitalia.

2002 - Slovenia, Qatar, Kuwait, Barbados, St.Lucia become Sixt franchise partner. Sixt agrees on cooperation with Aeroflot, Air Malta, Czech Airlines, Eurowings & Brussels Airlines.

2003 - Sixt launches the low-cost SIXTI brand and successfully enters the European low-budget rental business segment. Sixt also launches Holiday Cars, an all-inclusive offer of holiday rental cars which can be booked at numerous points of sale worldwide. Sixt wins Sweden, Serbia, Montenegro, Egypt and Albania as franchise countries. The airline cooperations are extended as well: Cirrus Airlines, Germanwings an TAP.

2004 - Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Seychelles, La Reunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, Jordan & Brazil become new franchise partners. Continental Airlines, Delta & Gulf Air join the Sixt airline partner programme.

2005 - Sixt expands its franchising network to India, Thailand, Saudi-Arabia, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Norway, Iceland, Finland, French Guyana, Costa Rica and the Domenican Republic).New airline partners: AirBaltic, Air Berlin, Air Partner, Cathay Pacific, Darwin & Austrian Airlines.

2006 - Sixt launches its own network of stations in the Spanish market. At the start of the year, two rental stations open in Mallorca. Barcelona, Malaga and Marbella follow.Sixt opens office in the USA. New frnachise countries are: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Argentina, Chile, Algeria, Belarus & Bahrain. Kuwait Airways, Royal Brunei, SAS, TUIfly, US Airways, Lufthansa Private Jet, Monarch Airlines become Sixt partners.

2007 - 2007 new record revenue and earning figures. Konstantin Sixt becomes Managing Director of e-sixt. Foundation of Sixt expands its franchise network to China, Moldova, Panama, Nigeria, La Martinique, St. Martin, Libya, Kenya, Ghana & Armenia. New airline partners: China Airlines & LAN Chile.

2008 - As the worldwide first car rental, Sixt offers bookings per iPhone. Sixt becomes preferred partner of Lufthansa. Syria, Kosovo and New Caledonia become franchise partners. Besides that, Sixt wins new airline partners: Kingfisher, Bulgaria Air, KD Avia, Transaero, Icelandair & Jat Airways.

Sixt Rent A Car rates include


  • Unlimited Mileage.

  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) which is a combination insurance of both Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Waiver. As long as you adhere to the rental policy of the supplier you will not be held responsible for the cost of replacement or repair to your hire vehicle.

  • Uninsured Motorist Protection (UMP) up to $1m Liability Cover. Offers an Uninsured/Underinsured/Hit-and-Run Motorist Protection (UMP) that provides the renter and family members traveling together in the rented vehicle with up to $1,000,000 of non-stacked coverage for bodily injury sustained while driving the rental car, and caused by another driver who has no insurance, minimal insurance, or is a hit-and-run driver.

  • Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) up to $1m Liability Cover. All drivers included on the rental agreement will not be held liable for third party claims for bodily injury or property damage resulting from an accident.

  • Basic Roadside Assistance

  • All Taxes and Airport Fees.

  • An Additional Driver.

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