Air Canada Aeroplan and Emirates Skywards Start Joint Loyalty Benefits
Air Canada and Emirates have expanded their partnership with the launch of joint loyalty benefits for Aeroplan and Skywards frequent flyer members. Aeroplan members can now earn and redeem points on flights operated by Emirates to over 130 destinations.
On Thursday (December 8, 2022) Air Canada announced an expansion of their partnership with Emirates with the launch of reciprocal benefits for Air Canada Aeroplan and Emirates Skywards frequent flyer members. Aeroplan members can now earn and redeem points on flights operated by Emirates to over 130 destinations across six continents. Likewise, Skywards members can earn and redeem miles on all flights operated by Air Canada to over 220 destinations worldwide. The agreement was signed on December 7th by Emirates Skywards’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, and Air Canada’s SVP – Product, Marketing, e-Commerce and President, Aeroplan, Mark Youssef Nasr at Emirates Group headquarters in Dubai.
In Thursday’s announcement, Air Canada’s SVP – Product, Marketing, e-Commerce, Air Canada and Aeroplan President, Mark Youssef Nasr, said,
“The two most recognized loyalty programs in their respective regions, provided by the two most recognized airlines in their respective regions, are coming together to offer something truly great. Whether it’s connecting friends and family from Canada's rich immigrant diaspora or it's helping travellers explore some of the world’s most exciting destinations, there’s something for everyone. We’re proud to partner with Emirates and Skywards as Aeroplan continues to deliver on its member promise: travel more and travel better.”
Also commenting on the launch of reciprocal loyalty benefits, Emirates Skywards’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, added,
“We’re very pleased to be enhancing our partnership with Air Canada and officially kicking off our joint loyalty program offering. Together, close to 40 million frequent flyer members will be able to earn and redeem Miles across a joint network of more than 350 destinations and enjoy selected benefits such as lounge access. We look forward to opening new horizons for our loyal members and to also welcoming Aeroplan customers on-board Emirates with our award-winning products and exceptional services.”
As part of the new agreement, Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members traveling in Economy Class with Air Canada or Emirates will also enjoy complimentary access to Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges and the Air Canada Café at Toronto Pearson International Airport along with one guest. Similarly, Aeroplan Elite 50K, 75K and Super Elite members traveling in Economy Class with Emirates will also enjoy complimentary access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge in Dubai along with one guest.
Emirates is an award-winning global airline, serving over 130 destinations on six continents via Dubai. The carrier operates the largest fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, which feature the latest comforts in the sky. Guests traveling with Emirates enjoy an unrivalled onboard experience with regionally inspired multi-course menus developed by a team of award-winning chefs, complemented by a wide selection of premium beverages. Customers can also enjoy over 5,000 channels of carefully curated global entertainment, featuring Arabic movies, TV shows, music, podcasts and more with ice, the airline’s award winning IFE system. Emirates has been named ‘World Class Airline’ at The APEX Official Airline Ratings™, and has also been rated a Five Star Airline by APEX.
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service to 50 airports in Canada, 47 in the U.S. and 69 internationally. Through the carrier’s Aeroplan loyalty program, customers can earn and redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines. Air Canada Cargo offers air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents with a dedicated fleet of 767-300 Freighters and passenger aircraft belly hold capacity. Additionally, the airline has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.
Source(s): Air Canada/CNW Telbec, Emirates