09 Sep 2013
Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair together with Asia Miles today announced the availability of mileage accrual in more Economy fare classes on both airlines.
From 8 October 2013, passengers who travel in three Economy subclasses – namely, “S”, “N” and “Q” classes - can earn Asia Miles at a rate of 25% of actual miles flown. These new earning classes are in addition to the Economy fare classes that currently earn 100% of miles flown.
The new mileage accrual opportunity will make it quicker and easier for passengers to accumulate miles, opening up a world of reward tickets and a huge range of other redemption opportunities through the travel reward programme.
James Tong, General Manager Revenue Management, Cathay Pacific, said: “This is an exciting development that will make flying in Economy Class on Cathay Pacific an even more attractive proposition for our passengers.”
Patrick Yeung, Chief Executive Officer, Dragonair, said: “Offering Asia Miles accrual in these three subclasses will complement the current suite of Economy Class fares that already earn miles at 100% of miles flown. We are happy to give more Dragonair passengers the opportunity to earn miles.”
Stephen S Y Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Miles, said: “We welcome this announcement by Cathay Pacific and Dragonair to provide more earning opportunities for our members. Asia Miles has 21 airline partners, and increasing the number of fare classes where Asia Miles can be earned means our members can earn and redeem miles quicker. This will help to reinforce Asia Miles’ position as the travel reward programme of choice for our 5.3 million members worldwide.”
In addition to being able to earn miles in Economy Class, passengers on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights earn miles at a rate of 150%, 125% and 110% of actual miles flown when travelling in First Class, Business Class and Premium Economy Class, respectively.
About Asia Miles
Asia Miles is Asia’s leading travel reward programme. It has a portfolio of more than 500 partners worldwide and features 21 world-class airline partners including Cathay Pacific and Dragonair.
Asia Miles members earn miles by spending with partners in categories including Airlines, Finance & Insurance, Hotels, Telecoms, Cars & Transport, Retail, Dining & Banquets, Travel & Leisure, and Professional Services. Miles can be redeemed for flight awards such as upgrade and companion tickets, plus a wide range of lifestyle awards from Asia Miles iRedeem.
Asia Miles has been named Best Frequent Flyer Programme by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific for eight consecutive years. Asia Miles is free to join and open to anyone aged 2 or above.