Aeroplan Welcomes Aegean Airlines as its 34th Partner Airline

MONTREAL, June 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Aeroplan today announced the addition of Aegean Airlines to its growing roster of travel partners. Starting today, Aeroplan Members can earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles for travel with Aegean Airlines bringing Aeroplan's total number of airline partners to 34.

Aegean Airlines, a Star Alliance partner, is the largest Greek carrier carrying 6.6 million passengers in 2009. The company operates a fleet of 30 aircraft that fly to 20 international destinations and holds a leading domestic position flying to 17 Greek destinations. The airline has been awarded repeatedly by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) in recognition of its operating performance, commercial success and commitment to customer comfort and satisfaction. The company received the Skytrax World Airline award as the best regional airline in Europe for 2009.

"The addition of Aegean Airlines gives our members more choice and flexibility when it comes to flight accumulation or redemption rewards," said Craig Landry, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Aeroplan. "Currently, our partner network gives members access to travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide and Aegean will bring added opportunities across Europe and to the favourite tourist hotspots of the islands of Greece."

About Aeroplan

Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, is owned by Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a global leader in loyalty management.

Aeroplan's millions of members earn Aeroplan Miles with its growing network of over 75 world-class partners, representing more than 150 brands in the financial, retail, and travel sectors.

In 2009, over 2.1 million rewards were issued to members including more than 1.5 million flights on Air Canada and Star Alliance carriers which offer travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. In addition to flights, members also have access to over 600 exciting specialty, merchandise, hotel, car rental and experiential rewards.

For more information about Aeroplan, please visit www.aeroplan.com or www.groupeaeroplan.com.

SOURCE Aeroplan

For further information: For further information: Christa Poole, Aeroplan, 416-352-3745, christa.poole@aeroplan.com

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