CALGARY, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet, Air France and KLM today announced the redemption phase of their reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. Flying Blue Miles can now be redeemed for WestJet flights and WestJet dollars can now be redeemed for flights within the Air France and KLM global network.
The announcement comes on the heels of the airlines' successful launch of the earn phase of the reciprocal frequent flyer agreement and further complements their long-standing code share cooperation.
"We are very proud to be partnered with airlines of the caliber of Air France-KLM," said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President Commercial. "This is a fantastic step for our WestJet Rewards members and reflects our commitment to expand WestJet's network reach and offer Canadians the world. We also look forward to continuing to welcome Flying Blue members on board to experience the growing WestJet network and caring guest experience."
"We are thrilled to have come full circle reciprocity-wise with the Flying Blue and WestJet Rewards programs, which now jointly offer our members the possibility to earn and redeem tickets on our combined networks worldwide," said Jean-Noël Rault, Vice-President and General Manager of Air France-KLM Canada. "It's a new milestone in our relationship with our Canadian partner, providing direct benefits for our customers and guests."
Members of WestJet Rewards can now redeem WestJet dollars on Air France-KLM destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Members of Air France-KLM's Flying Blue program can now redeem their Flying Blue Miles to WestJet destinations throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.
More information on WestJet Rewards Member Exclusive fares can be found at westjet.com. Flying Blue members are invited to visit flyingblue.com for information on how to redeem Miles on WestJet flights.
About Flying Blue
Flying Blue, one of the leading loyalty programs in Europe with 27 million members, has 39 members airlines including Air France and KLM, and over 100 non-airline partners. Flying Blue members can earn Miles with any of the 20 SkyTeam partner companies and other partner airlines, as well as through numerous non-airline partners. With the Flying Blue card, customers can access the numerous services designed to make traveling more enjoyable. At www.flyingblue.com, as well as on airfrance.com or klm.com, members can learn about the programme, manage their account, buy or transfer Miles, claim missing Miles, book rewards such as tickets, upgrades, extra baggage allowances or choose items via the Flying Blue store.
About Air France-KLM
A global giant with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group's main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2017, it offers its customers access to a network covering 328 destinations in 118 countries thanks to its five brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Joon, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 93.4 million passengers carried in 2016, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members. Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 270 daily flights. Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,600 daily flights to more than 1,070 destinations in 177 countries.
Connect with Air France-KLM at airfranceklm.com
WestJet is proud to be named Best Airline in Canada and one of the best Low Cost Airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on Trip Advisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with our regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.
Recent recognition includes:
2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
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