Air France-KLM Group and Etihad Airways have teamed up to extend their respective loyalty programmes to members from both airline groups.
This new collaboration follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between both airline groups earlier in September.
Members of Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s loyalty programme, as well as members of Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, will now be able to earn and redeem miles in either loyalty programme when flying on Air France, KLM or Etihad. Reciprocal benefits for elite members will be announced soon.
Following the MoU signed earlier this year, Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways customers can now connect to (and therefore earn and redeem miles) more than 60 new routes covering destinations worldwide.
Flying Blue Miles can be redeemed to enjoy a range of experiences – from flights, worldwide hotel stays, car rentals, or products from the Flying Blue Store. Etihad Guest Miles can be spent on flights, worldwide hotel stays and vacations, or products from the Etihad Guest Reward Shop.
Currently, Air France operates daily flights between Paris – Charles de Gaulle and Abu Dhabi International Airport, while Etihad operates daily flights to both Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Angus Clarke, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Air France-KLM, said: “This 11-year collaboration is now expanding even further, as we aim to explore opportunities in loyalty, in addition to enhancing our route network for the benefit of our customers from all around the world.”
Arik De, chief revenue officer at Etihad, added: “Our nine million Etihad Guest Members will now have access to earn and redeem Etihad Guest Miles when flying with Air France-KLM giving even greater opportunities to enjoy the benefits of the programme. We look forward to welcoming Flying Blue members on to the expanding Etihad network to earn Flying Blue Miles as they choose to fly with Etihad.”