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Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer Program’s Partnership With Luxury Escapes Takes Flight

Virgin Australia has announced that their Velocity Frequent Flyer Program has started a multi-year partnership with Luxury Escapes, one of the world’s fastest growing travel companies. Members will benefit from mutual earning and redemption of points and more.

Velocity Frequent Flyer and Luxury Escapes Celebrate the Start of Their New Loyalty Partnership on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - Courtesy Virgin Australia

On Tuesday (August 22, 2203), Virgin Australia announced that their Velocity Frequent Flyer program’s partnership with Luxury Escapes, one of the world’s fastest growing travel companies, has officially commenced. Under the exclusive multi-year partnership, members of both loyalty programs will have access to thousands of additional frequent flyer Points earning and redemption opportunities. Velocity members will now enjoy access to holiday packages, hotels, cruises, tours and more using Points or Points + Pay. In celebration of the new partnership, Velocity is inviting Gold or higher members to apply for a fast-track Velocity Discover Gold trial membership (T&Cs apply). Additionally, five lucky Velocity members will also win 100,000 Velocity Points by visiting Luxury Escapes’ new flagship store in Melbourne and making an eligible booking by Sunday, August 27, 2023.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Velocity Frequent Flyer’s CEO, Nick Rohrlach, said,

“We are thrilled to officially launch our exclusive partnership with Luxury Escapes today. Our 11.5 million members now have access to thousands of additional opportunities to earn and redeem Velocity Points with an unmatched inventory of world-class holiday packages at their fingertips. We know the high cost of living is still very much on the minds of Australians and by using Points or Points + Pay, our members now have access to premium holiday experiences without the price tag. We are incredibly focussed on providing our members more ways to earn and redeem Points by unlocking new partnerships and rewards that have significant value and meaning to them.”

Also commenting on the new partnership, Luxury Escapes’ Co-Founder and CEO, Adam Schwab, said,

“At Luxury Escapes, we have an unwavering commitment to provide our members with the best experience, quality and value possible. Velocity shares this commitment, and we are thrilled to be partnering together to bring the best of both brands to Australian travellers. We know our customers will embrace the fantastic rewards that Velocity brings to the partnership. From expanded earn and redemption opportunities to the incredible limited time status match offer, we can’t wait to welcome a new era in travel for all our members.”

Founded in 2000 by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Australia operates an extensive domestic network as well as international short-haul, charter and cargo services, along with their award-winning loyalty program, Velocity Frequent Flyer. The Group employs over 6,000 team members and has been a competitor in the Australian aviation landscape for the last 22 years. Virgin Australia offers three seating choices including Business Class, Economy X (extra legroom) and Economy. Since November 2020, the carrier has been incrementally increasing their Boeing 737 fleet by nearly 60 percent, from 58 to 92 airplanes, including the addition of fuel-efficient 737-8 MAX aircraft. The company will also add an additional 10 aircraft in 2023.

Source: Virgin Australia


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