Qatar Airways to Adopt Avios as New Rewards Currency From Late March 2022
Qatar Airways will adopt Avios as the reward currency for all members worldwide starting in late March 2022. Privilege Club members will experience a seamless transition with Qmiles automatically converted to Avios on a 1:1 basis.
On Tuesday (February 22, 2022), Qatar Airways announced that from late March 2022 they will adopt Avios as the new reward currency for Qatar Airways Privilege Club. Existing Privilege Club Members will experience a seamless transition with Qmiles balances automatically converted to Avios at a ratio of 1:1. Members will enjoy greater opportunities to accumulate rewards and leverage new spending opportunities with the change to Avios. All customers will retain their well-earned rewards balance and can continue to enjoy the currently available redemption options.
In Tuesday’s announcment, Qatar Airways’ Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,
“The transition from Qmiles to Avios marks a ground-breaking new era for Privilege Club, enabling our loyal members to participate in the most compelling loyalty network and the largest portfolio of partners in the industry. As the World’s Best Airline, Qatar Airways continues to redefine loyalty through the adoption of exciting digital innovations to create unique world-class experiences for our members. We look forward to revealing more details of this exciting change over the coming weeks, as we explore even more ways to reward our valued members both on and off the ground.”
Also commenting on the Avios transition, IAG Loyalty’s CEO, Mr. Adam Daniels, said,
“Qatar Airways have recognised the power of Avios. By adopting Avios they will be able to offer their customers a wider range of benefits and support their business development ambitions. It’s an exciting step for IAG Loyalty as we extend our leadership in loyalty, increase Avios’ global reach, and build out our partnership strategy even further.”
IAG loyalty owns and manages the Avios reward currency, which is used by British Airways Executive Club, Aer Lingus AerClub, Iberia Plus and Vueling Club. Avios can be earned across a wide range of consumer sectors including aviation, travel, leisure, shopping and financial services. IAG Loyalty currently partners with over 200 leading global brands such as American Express, Nectar, Avis Budget Group and Marriott.
Source: Qatar Airways