South African Airways Joins Asia Miles

28th Nov 2003

Cathay Pacific Loyalty Programmes is pleased to announce that South African Airways (SAA) will join Asia Miles, the leading travel reward programme in Asia. At the same time, Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) will join SAA Voyager.

From 01 December 2003, Asia Miles members will be able to earn and redeem Asia Miles when flying on SAA routes including those operated by Feeder Airlines SA Airlink and SA Express. Similarly, Voyager members will be able to earn and redeem Voyager Miles when flying on all CX routes.
Ron Mathison, General Manager Cathay Pacific Loyalty Programmes said: “We are delighted to have South African Airways on board as our 16th airline partner. With this new airline partner, our members will have more opportunities to earn and redeem Asia Miles on new flight destinations served by SAA, especially in Africa.”

Andre Viljoen, SAA President & CEO said, “Cathay Pacific has been a code share partner for 4 years. We are extremely pleased to have a world class airline in the Far East as a Voyager partner. SAA Voyager has been lacking a solid partnership in this part of the world. Our members have asked us on numerous occasions to form this partnership. Now we can bring them this exciting news.”

Asia Miles is Asia`s leading Travel Reward Programme with over 200 partners in 15 partner categories. There are 16 airline partners which include Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Dragonair, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Japan Asia Airways, LanChile, Qantas Airways, South African Airways, Swiss International Air Lines and Vietnam Airlines.

The 15 partner categories include airlines, financial services, hotels, telecommunications and internet, petrol stations, car rental and public transportation, dining, media and entertainment, retail, luggage and travel accessories, health and beauty, florists, wine merchants, insurance and tour operators.
Asia Miles is free to join and open to anyone who is above 2 years old. Simply enrol online at



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