Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia are launching numerous “bonus points” offers

To mark 10 years since Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia first announced their endearing partnership, both carriers have announced a very significant “Bonus Points” campaign which will help passengers build loyalty points over the next few months. In addition to this, Etihad will also be rolling out additional rewards throughout the rest of this year and well into 2020, including a “One Million Points” giveaway.

The kickstarter to this massive (and very generous) campaign will be this: Etihad Guest and Velocity Frequent flyer members who book flights from anywhere across Australia and New Zealand onto Abu Dhabi or across the Etihad network will be rewarded with enough bonus points to fly domestically with Virgin Australia. This is valid for bookings between 9th and 22nd October, and travel until 31st March 2020.

Passengers selecting to fly Economy will be given 7,800 bonus points, while Business travellers will be offered 15,500 bonus points – enough for each to travel in Economy and Business respectively on a domestic ticket.

Sometime following that, Etihad will then be stepping it up even further with their exclusive One Million Points giveaway, targeting lucky Velocity members.

“We’re extremely proud of our longstanding alliance with Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer, and are excited to be marking this milestone in spectacular fashion – not only with our Bonus Points and One Million Points campaigns, but with a series of exciting promotions in 2020”, said Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Aviation Group. “Since 2010, we have together carried more than 2 million guests on each other’s services. In terms of program members, we hope to see this continue to grow as we strengthen our ties and reward our customers with meaningful, targeted offers that are truly best in class.”

Have you been struggling to build up your points lately? If yes, then you need to jump all over this one. Campaigns like this don’t come around as often as they should. For all information head on over to .

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.