(23 May 2021)
Etihad Airways and Saudia have signed a new reciprocal
loyalty agreement, expanding the existing codeshare deal between
the two airlines.
Members of the Etihad Guest and Alfursan
programmes can now earn and redeem miles on flights across both
Loyalty programme members from both airlines will
also be able to earn Tier Miles and Tier Segments, helping them
progress to the next tier level faster.
In addition, members will
be able to earn miles on Etihad and Saudia codeshare flights.
Terry Daly, Executive Director Guest Experience,
Brand & Marketing, Etihad Airways, said, “As the aviation industry
begins to restart and guests return to the skies, this partnership
strengthens the airlines’ commitment to growing inbound business
and tourism in their respective markets. It complements Etihad’s
existing codeshare agreement with Saudia and opens more
destinations for Etihad Guest members to earn and spend their
miles through travel.”
The partners are also re-launching their codeshare
cooperation beyond each other’s hubs. Saudia has added its
‘SV’ code to 15 destinations on the Etihad network in Saudi
Arabia, Asia, the US and Europe, whilst Etihad has added its
‘EY’ code to Saudia destinations in the Kingdom and Pakistan.
In other areas of cooperation, Etihad Airways
Engineering has been collaborating with Saudia since 2016 at its
MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) facility in Abu Dhabi.
Khalid Al-Bassam, Chief Commercial Officer,
Saudia, said, “We are pleased to strengthen our partnership
with Etihad through this latest agreement, which further builds on
our shared history of successful collaboration. By offering our
guests more opportunities to earn miles we are bringing greater
value, flexibility and convenience to their travel experience,
which will help fuel growth in demand and contribute to our goal
of enhancing the Kingdom’s aviation and tourism sectors.”
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