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Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Offer More Asia Miles Earning Opportunities

September 16, 2013 Loyalty No Comments Email Email

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.

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