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Air France-KLM and WestJet now offer reciprocal frequent flyer benefits

CALGARY, Aug. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Further to their successful codeshare partnership, today Air France-KLM and WestJet launched the earn phase of the airlines' reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. Passengers can now accumulate their choice of Flying Blue Miles or WestJet dollars on all WestJet, Air France, and KLM flights. 

Air France-KLM and WestJet now offer reciprocal frequent flyer benefits (CNW Group/WestJet)

"The ability to earn Flying Blue Miles or WestJet dollars on Air France-KLM will bring significant benefit to guests of all three airlines," said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "We are confident that our members are going to love earning WestJet dollars while flying on the extensive Air France-KLM global network, and we are equally excited to welcome their frequent flyers aboard and offer them the opportunity to earn Flying Blue Miles on the growing WestJet network."

"We are delighted to be further bolstering our partnership with WestJet and to now offer our 27 million Flying Blue members the privilege of earning Miles with our Canadian partner," declared Jean-Noël Rault, Vice-President and General Manager of Air France-KLM Canada. "We are already working on the next phase, which will enable our members to soon enjoy award tickets on flights operated by WestJet. We also look forward to offer WestJet guests the possibility to experience our service and discover the extent of our worldwide network."

The next phase, to be implemented by the end of 2017, will enable members of both frequent flyer programs to redeem their miles or dollars on all Air France, KLM and WestJet flights.

About Flying Blue 
Flying Blue is the loyalty program launched by Air France and KLM in 2005. With more than 27 million members, 37 member airlines and more than 100 non-airline partners, Flying Blue is the most powerful loyalty program in Europe. The Flying Blue program is divided into four levels: Ivory, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Flying Blue is the loyalty program for Air France and KLM, Tarom, Kenya Airways and Air Calin. With the Flying Blue card, customers can access the numerous services designed to make travelling more enjoyable. At www.flyingblue.com, as well as on airfrance.com or klm.com, members can learn about the program, manage their account, buy or transfer Miles, claim missing Miles, book rewards such as tickets, upgrades, extra baggage allowances or choose items via the Flying Blue store.

About Air France-KLM
A global giant with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group's main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance. Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2016, it offers its customers access to a network covering 320 destinations in 114 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 93.4 million passengers carried in 2016, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,200 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members. Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with 270 daily flights. Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,270 daily flights to 1,057 destinations in 179 countries.

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About WestJet
WestJet is proud to be named Best Airline in Canada and one of the best Low Cost Airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on Trip Advisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with our regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

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Air France-KLM and WestJet now offer reciprocal frequent flyer benefits (CNW Group/WestJet)

Air France-KLM and WestJet now offer reciprocal frequent flyer benefits (CNW Group/WestJet)

Air France-KLM and WestJet now offer reciprocal frequent flyer benefits (CNW Group/WestJet)

Air France-KLM and WestJet now offer reciprocal frequent flyer benefits (CNW Group/WestJet)

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For further information: Media contact: To contact WestJet media relations, please email media@westjet.com; To contact Air France-KLM media relations, please email diaudet@airfrance.fr or call +15148475011


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