Flying Blue and Etihad Guest members can now earn and redeem miles across both airlines
Air France-KLM Group and Etihad Airways have announced a new partnership between their respective loyalty programmes following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Under the new partnership, members of Air France and KLM’s loyalty programme Flying Blue and 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 more than 60 new routes covering destinations worldwide.
Air France currently operates daily flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Abu Dhabi International Airport, while Etihad currently operates daily flights to both Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Air France-KLM executive vice president and chief commercial officer Angus Clarke 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.
“This moment marks our shared commitment to providing seamless, premium, customer-centric travel experiences to our shared global customer base and our 20 million loyal Flying Blue members."
Etihad chief revenue officer Arik De said: “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.”