RwandAir has sealed a loyalty partnership with Qatar Airways.
It has become the first and only Sub-Saharan African airline to team up loyalty programmes with Qatar Airways.
The two carriers have joined forces to offer RwandAir Dream Miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club loyalty members access to each other’s destinations with the opportunity to ‘earn and burn’ points across their respective route networks.
Under the new deal, RwandAir Dream Miles members will be able to fly to more than 140 Qatar Airways destinations using miles earned by flights bought through RwandAir.
Qatar Airways Privilege Club members will have the ability to earn miles on RwandAir’s flights, both within Africa and on long-haul routes, to destinations including New York and London.
Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir CEO, said: “RwandAir is incredibly proud to be the first Sub-Saharan African airline to enter into partnership with Qatar Airways Privilege Club. Customer loyalty is of huge importance to both RwandAir and Qatar Airways.”
“We believe this initiative is a major step forward to greater cooperation between Africa’s most ambitious airline and one of the world’s most prestigious international carriers, and we look forward to further enhancing the benefits of our Dream Miles members.”
RwandAir’s Dream Miles programme has four tiers of membership, with Emerald forming the entry level, offering a free ticket using award miles, eligibility for a flight upgrade, as well as last minute cabin upgrades.
Silver tier members, who have earned 25,000 ‘Tier Miles’ or taken 20 flights in a year, are entitled to an additional 10kg of checked-in baggage, and can earn 25% bonus miles on all RwandAir flights.
RwandAir’s most highly-valued frequent flyers benefit from Diamond tier status in reward for earning 100,000 miles or taking 60 flights a year.