Montreal, April 01, 2008 – Aeroplan today announced the addition of Star Alliance carrier Turkish Airlines to its roster of airline partners. Effective immediately, Aeroplan Members can accumulate and redeem Aeroplan Miles for travel with Turkish Airlines, bringing the total number of airline partners to 30.
“Travel continues to be one of Aeroplan Members’ most popular activities; in fact, more than 1.5 million round-trip flight rewards were issued in 2007,” said Craig Landry, Aeroplan’s Vice President, Member Products and Services. “With the addition of Turkish Airlines, our members can redeem their miles and travel to more than 965 destinations worldwide.”
About Star Alliance
Star Alliance, the Way the Earth Connects, was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance was voted Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Magazine in 2003, 2006 and 2007 and by Skytrax in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The members are Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United and US Airways. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 17,900 daily flights to 965 destinations in 162 countries.
Aeroplan Limited Partnership, Canada’s premier loyalty marketing company and operator of the Aeroplan loyalty program, is dedicated to developing and executing programs designed to engage the loyalty of its prestigious membership. Aeroplan’s millions of members earn Aeroplan Miles with its
growing network of 70 world-class partners, representing more than 150 brands in the financial, retail, and travel sectors.
In 2007 alone, approximately 2 million rewards were issued to members – an average of 5,500 per day, or one reward every 16 seconds. Over 1.5 million round-trip flights were issued in 2007. Members can redeem miles for Aeroplan’s industry-leading ClassicFlight Rewards, ClassicPlus Flight Rewards, and global Star Alliance Flight Rewards, which offer travel to approximately 965 destinations worldwide. More than 400,000 non-flight rewards were issued in 2007. Members have access to 600 exciting specialty, merchandise, and experiential rewards, as well as hotel and car rental rewards.
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