You may recall that back in April of 2019 news came out that Etihad Airways would become a partner of Aeroplan as of May 1, 2019. Well that was news that was accidentally released as the partnership was not set to launch at that time. Well we can pass along the news that it is finally official as Etihad is now an airline partner of Aeroplan. This brings the total number of airlines that you can earn and redeem Aeroplan miles on to 35.
Here are some key points provided by Aeroplan on the new partnership with Etihad
* Etihad flights will be subject to the Fixed Mileage Flight Reward chart, available here
* Members will be able to book Etihad flights online at aeroplan.com, as well as via their Contact Centre.
* Etihad flights can be combined with flights operated by Air Canada and other international partners.
* Fuel surcharges will not apply on Etihad operated flights.
It’s great to see this partnership come to fruition as Etihad connects hundreds of global destinations via Abu Dhabi and gives Aeroplan members that many more choices to redeem their miles on for award flights. Note point four above that fuel surcharges do not apply to Etihad flights! The partnership however does not provide recognition of elite status benefits nor do Etihad flights count towards Air Canada Altitude elite status.
Aeroplan also let us know that more partners are going to be added in the coming weeks in preparation of the launch of the new Aeroplan program.
Title image via Etihad