Aeroplan unveils further details of future Aeroplan programme

    Aimia Inc unveiled (19-Jul-2018) further details of the future Aeroplan programme, which aims to offer increased flexibility, better value and an improved experience. Aeroplan members will be able to choose any seat on any airline “anywhere at any time” by Jul-2020, in addition to a “unique” points transfer programme with Kaligo Solutions in Jul-2020. The partnership will allow members to convert their Aeroplan miles into close to 20 airline frequent flyer programmes covering all major airline alliances, along with numerous hotel loyalty programmes. Aeroplan plans to use bulk and block purchasing, stand alone charters on key routes and preferred airline partner relationships to allow it to secure discounts of between 5% and 40%. The company will also have the potential to purchase the cheapest available fares and offer market fare flight rewards to the same destinations for fewer miles. Effective Sep-2018, a new online travel booking tool will be introduced allowing members to rent a car or book a hotel stay using cash. [more – original PR – English/French]