Qatar Airways has launched its Avios loyalty programme

Qatar Airways has launched its Avios loyalty programme

Qatar Airways Privilege Club members’ QMiles will be converted into Avios

Privilege Club members will now earn miles in Avios currency.

Travellers who have both a Privilege Club account and a British Airways Executive Club account can now link them and will be able to see both accounts on a single dashboard.

Privilege Club members can transition into the Avios loyalty programme with their existing Qmiles balances changing automatically to Avios on a 1:1 ratio. The amount of Avios for award flight redemptions will remain the same as it was with Qmiles.

Qatar Airways has also reformed its allotment of reward seats with more options for Privilege Club members to book using Avios.

As an introductory promotion valid until 31 March 2022, Privilege Club members will receive a bonus of 10,000 bonus Avios in business or first class, or 5,000 bonus Avios in economy class, when they book their next flight using cash and Avios using the promo code QRAVIOS.


Speaking about the integration of the two loyalty programmes, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “As we come out of the most difficult two years in the industry, we want to thank our passengers who have supported us and kept us flying, by taking this chance to reward them in a meaningful way.

“Adopting Avios maximises our members’ opportunities to earn and spend rewards across the globe, anticipating their needs after this difficult period. This is a testament to our determination to offer the best experiences for our members, reflecting our journey to perfect our loyalty programme. We look forward to continuing the expansion of our customer benefits, in search of new ways to give our members a chance to collect Avios.”

IAG Loyalty CEO Adam Daniels added: “In recognising the power of Avios, Qatar Airways is now able to offer greater flexibility and richer rewards for its members. The arrival of guaranteed award seats on its network and the ability for members to combine their Avios balances are two great examples of just this.”

Both organisations are working to introduce new customer benefits from the partnership, as well as more ways to earn and collect Avios around the world, in the coming months.

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