Business

Etihad launches loyalty
program for RI SMEs

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, recently launched its loyalty program for businesses, dubbed BusinessConnect, in Indonesia.

BusinessConnect is the airline’s free mileage earning program for companies between two and 50 business travelers that do not have an airline corporate contract, Etihad said in a statement made available over the weekend.

Each traveling employee of companies registered with the program would earn miles with the airlines’ frequent flyer program, Etihad Guest. Travelers will earn Etihad Guest miles for themselves and in addition, their company will get a percentage of those miles as a bonus.

Etihad Guest miles can be earned on all Etihad Airways tickets, and there are no blackout periods when redeeming miles against upgrades, free flights, or the thousands of products from the Etihad Guest Reward Shop.

Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, Peter Baumgartner, said: “We are delighted to be able to introduce the smartest and most rewarding loyalty scheme for small and medium sized enterprises, targeted at companies that are looking for ways to optimize their travel spend while adding convenience and value to their business travel experience.”

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