American Airlines has launched a frequent flyer agreement with oneworld® member-elect Kingfisher Airlines, allowing members of each airline’s loyalty program to earn and redeem miles on each other’s network. With more than 380 daily departures, Kingfisher is India’s leading air carrier based on passengers boarded, customer service and innovation.
Under this new agreement, American Airlines AAdvantage® members can earn and redeem miles for travel on all Kingfisher flights within India, and between India and Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kingfisher King Club members can now earn King Miles on all American Airlines flights throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
The frequent flyer agreement with Kingfisher, India’s only five-star airline, will significantly expand American’s network in the region, providing more choices and better connections for American’s customers traveling between the U.S. and India. American offers nonstop service to India from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Delhi Indira Gandhi (DEL).
“This has been an outstanding year for AAdvantage members traveling around the world,” said Maya Leibman – President of the AAdvantage Loyalty Program. “With enhanced frequent flyer agreements this year between American and participating airlines such as Kingfisher, our AAdvantage members have never had more opportunities to earn and redeem miles to destinations across our international network.”
“I am delighted that we have entered into this network-wide Frequent Flyer Program agreement with American Airlines,” said Anshu Sarin, Vice President – Guest Loyalty and Kingfisher Holidays, Kingfisher Airlines Limited. “This is yet another step toward strengthening the strong bilateral ties between the two airlines. Besides benefitting individual King Club members, this arrangement will especially benefit companies whose executives travel frequently. Frequent flyers from the corporate sector will now be able to accumulate frequent flyer points in one single currency, namely King Miles and have the flexibility of being able to redeem their accumulated King Miles for any flight of American Airlines anywhere in the world. American Airlines’ frequent flyers will be able to enjoy similar reciprocal benefits on the Kingfisher Airlines route network.”
The Indian carrier is expected to officially join oneworld in early 2012. With the addition of Kingfisher, oneworld will significantly expand its route network and its ability to offer more services and benefits to customers. Kingfisher’s addition will expand oneworld’s network to 800 destinations in almost 150 countries, further solidifying oneworld’s standing as the premier global alliance.
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