Etihad, Royal Air Maroc in loyalty scheme
Abu Dhabi, May 6, 2012
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has announced a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement with codeshare partner Royal Air Maroc, the flag carrier of Morocco.
This partnership will allow Etihad Guest members to earn and redeem Etihad Guest Miles when flying on Royal Air Maroc to an additional 74 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Members of the Royal Air Maroc Safar Frequent Flyer program will also earn and redeem Safar Flyer Miles on Etihad Airways flights.
Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said: “We are delighted to offer our loyal guests more ways in which to earn and burn miles.
“Royal Air Maroc is a quality airline with an attractive network that complements our own routes seamlessly. Now our Etihad Guest members flying with Royal Air Maroc will earn Etihad Guest Miles which they can exchange for free flights or to make purchases from the vast array of products available in the Etihad Guest online Reward Shop.
“We very much look forward to working closely with Royal Air Maroc over the coming weeks and months to find more innovative ways in which we can reward our most loyal customers.”
Royal Air Maroc deputy executive officer Abderrafia Zouiten said: “This agreement between Royal Air Maroc and Etihad Airways strengthens the joint willing of our carriers to extend the cooperation field.
“It expands the opportunities afforded to our customers, notably towards the Middle East and Asia. Royal Air Maroc is proud to include Etihad Airways, a leading company in providing exceptional standards of customer service, as a strategic and reliable partner.”
Etihad Guest is an award-winning loyalty program with over 1.5 million members to date, a statement said.
The Etihad Guest program offers members opportunities to accumulate Etihad Guest Miles which can be used to purchase more than 3,800 products in the Etihad Airways Reward Shop, or converted to make cash payments in more than thirty million retail outlets worldwide with PointsPay, a loyalty proposition. – TradeArabia News Service