Two new Canadian airlines added to list of Aeroplan partners

Aug 7 2018, 1:34 pm

Aimia Inc. has signed two more Aeroplan partnership agreements with two Canadian airlines that will take effect in roughly two years, after its current agreement with Air Canada ends in 2020.

Last week, Aimia, the operator of Aeroplan, struck a loyalty points deal with Toronto-based Porter Airlines and the Montreal-based company continued today with two more additions.

One of Aimia’s new partners is Flair Airlines, a chartered passenger and cargo service based out of Edmonton that offers no-frills scheduled flights to several cities in Canada and the United States.

“At Flair we provide affordable flight options for Canadians. Our arrangement with Aeroplan helps further that commitment,” said Jim Scott, CEO Flair Airlines. “Our passengers will now be rewarded for their loyalty with the ability to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles for flights.”

The other new partner is Air Transat, a long-established airline owned by the Montreal-based travel company Transat AT.

“We are thrilled about this agreement in principle and look forward to Air Transat, recently recognized by Skytrax as the World’s Best Leisure Airline, partnering with Aeroplan for its members’ leisure travel needs to some 60 destinations in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East,” said Joseph Adamo, Transat AT’s Chief Distribution Officer.

Flair Airlines and Air Transat join Porter in the new Aeroplan points agreement that will go into effect in 2020.

The three new partnership deals comes on the heels of Air Canada’s bid to buy Aimia’s Aeroplan loyalty program for $250 million, an offer that Aimia rejected two weeks ago.

Aeroplan says they plan to continue to expand and enhance their loyalty member programs and strive to deliver valued flights to Canadians, anywhere at any time.

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