Emirates Skywards and S7 to sign partnership agreement
Dubai, UAE; Moscow, Russia; 4th December 2014 - Emirates Skywards and S7 Airlines, member of oneworld® global airline alliance today announce a frequent flyer partnership that allows members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs to earn and redeem miles for travel across their networks.
Starting today, members of Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program will be able to earn Skywards Miles when traveling on S7 flights and can redeem their Skywards Miles for reward flights on S7 in economy and business class. Members of S7’s frequent flyer program Priority can now earn and redeem Miles when flying with Emirates to one of its 147 destinations in 84 countries in either economy or business class.
“Emirates is committed to providing its passengers with more connections and choice by not only expanding its routes but by also building strong partnerships with other carriers,” said Brian LaBelle, Senior Vice President of Emirates Skywards. “Consequently our loyal Emirates Skywards members will benefit from more options for earning and redeeming their reward miles through our frequent flyer program and now with partner S7 in Russia. We also look forward to welcoming S7 Priority members on board our flights, and providing them with more rewarding access to our extensive route network.”
“We are glad to announce this partnership with Emirates which allows members of S7 Priority earn and redeem miles flying with one of the best airlines in the world. Our route networks connect in some of the biggest airports – so some of our passengers have already met the highest standards of Emirates’ service. From now on these flights will be awarded with S7 Priority miles. Passengers of Emirates will get more benefits flying with S7 Airlines across the widest route network within Russia, as well as on flights to CIS, Europe and Asia”, said Anton Eremin, Deputy CEO of the S7 Group.
Members of both programmes will earn Miles when flying with the partner airline depending on distance, class of travel booked and fare paid. For exact details please visit www. emirates.com or www.S7.ru or contact Emirates at 8 800 555 1919 or S7 at 8-800-100-77-11 (both toll free within Russia). To collect the Miles a passenger should quote their Emirates Skywards or S7 Priority number during the booking or show their frequent flyer card at check-in.
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Since its launch in 1985, Emirates Airline has received more than 500 international awards in recognition of its efforts to provide unsurpassed levels of customer service.
The airline has experienced rapid and consistent growth, above 20 percent a year on average and has been profitable for the last 26 consecutive years. Financially self-sustained and unprotected, Emirates carried 44.5 million passengers in the 2013-14 financial year and declared a net profit of US$ 887 million, the Group’s revenue increased by 13.2 percent reaching AED 87.8 billion (US$ 23.9 billion).
Emirates is based in Dubai, one of the few cities in the world that pursues an open-skies policy, and operates alongside more than 120 other airlines in free and fair competition.
Its all wide-bodied fleet of over 230 aircraft and is among the youngest in the skies. The airline plans to more than double its size by 2020.
Emirates presently has 292 aircraft pending delivery, worth over US$138 billion in list prices. As the largest order announced at any event to date, Emirates has again rewritten all records in civil aviation with an order for 150 Boeing 777X, comprising 35 Boeing 777-8Xs and 115 Boeing 777-9Xs, plus 50 purchase rights; and an additional 50 Airbus A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Dubai Air Show 2013 and is the largest aircraft order in civil aviation history. Together, the Boeing and Airbus orders, excluding purchase rights, are worth an estimated US$ 99 billion at list prices.
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, operates services to over 140 destinations in over 80 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Asia-Pacific.
Visit Emirates online at: www.emirates.com
About Emirates Skywards
Emirates Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme from Emirates, offers four tiers of membership - Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum - with each tier providing exclusive privileges. Members earn Skywards Miles whenever they fly on Emirates and partner airlines, or when they use the programme’s designated hotels, car rentals, financial, leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can be redeemed for a wide range of flight, leisure and lifestyle rewards. Launched in 2000, Emirates Skywards continues to attract new members extending its membership base to over 12 million members worldwide.
S7 Airlines has a large domestic route network within Russia, based on hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). It serves flights to 85 airports in 25 countries across Russia, CIS, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.
S7 Airlines is one of the most steadily growing airline companies in Russia thanks to using the latest achievements in the international passenger services field and active development of its own services.
S7 Airlines currently has one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Russia. Its fleet of 60 aircrafts – including Airbus A320 family, Boeing 737 and Boeing 767s – operates more than 190 departures a day.
In 2013 S7 Airlines carried more than 9,238 million passengers.