May 26, 2024

Etihad and Air France join forces on air miles

Etihad Airways and Air France have merged their loyalty programmes.

As part of this new partnership, members of Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s loyalty programme, and members of Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, will now be able to earn and redeem miles in either loyalty programme.

Reciprocal benefits for elite members will be announced soon. 

Customers for both airlines can now connect to and earn miles for more than 60 new routes worldwide. 

Flying Blue Miles can be redeemed on flights, worldwide hotel stays, car rentals, or products from the Flying Blue Store.  Etihad Guest Miles can be spent on flights, worldwide hotel stays and vacations, or products from the Etihad Guest Reward Shop. 

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. 

Angus Clarke, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Air France-KLM, 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.”