Virgin announces new reciprocal frequent flyer program

first_imgVirgin Australia and South African Airways have today announced a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement giving Velocity Frequent Flyer and Voyager members the ability to earn and redeem Points across both airlines’ networks.From early next year, Velocity members will be eligible to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits on all South African Airways operated services, including Airlink and SA Express.At the same time, Voyager members will be able to earn Miles on all Virgin Australia operated services, on all domestic, short-haul and long-haul international routes.Members of both frequent flyer programs can use their Points to purchase Reward Seats on flights from both of the airlines operated services.Velocity Frequent Flyer chief executive officer Neil Thompson, said that this an exciting extension of the bilateral codeshare agreement Virgin Australia launched with South African Airways in October.“Having the ability to earn and redeem Points as well as enjoy a number of premium services like priority check-in, priority boarding and lounge access with South African Airways is an important benefit for our members,” Mr Thompson said.South African Airways executive customer loyalty Ms Suretha Cruse, said that South African Airways is delighted to build upon the strong relationship we have with Virgin Australia.“We have had very positive feedback since code-sharing on Virgin Australia’s domestic network and this will only further enhance our customers’ experience, we look forward to welcome Velocity members on the award-winning services of SAA,” Ms Cruse said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more