Fiji Airways to extend US reach through AAdvantage® program

South Pacific airline to align with American Airlines' travel rewards scheme

Fiji Airways will join American Airlines AAdvantage® travel rewards program in the coming year, offering members a host of benefits as well as earning and redemption capabilities when travelling on either airline.

This collaboration means that AAdvantage® members will enjoy a seamless experience when travelling on Fiji Airways. Elite members will receive benefits such as priority check-in, priority boarding, complimentary baggage allowance, preferred seats and enhanced award redemption.

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“This loyalty partnership marks a significant milestone, bringing together two renowned carriers to offer new benefits to millions of travellers,” said Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are excited about the positive impact this collaboration will have on both our airlines and our guests who will benefit from the exclusive perks.”

“We are taking our partnership with Fiji Airways one step further by offering our mutual customers the opportunity to unlock more destinations and travel experiences through the AAdvantage® program,” said Anmol Bhargava, American’s Vice President of Partnerships.

The collaboration with American Airlines follows another major milestone for Fiji Airways, with the recent announcement it will become the 15th full-member of the oneworld alliance in 2025. Both initiatives aim to further boost Fiji’s thriving tourism industry, with the AAdvantage® program forging a stronger bond with American travellers.

“With this partnership, Fiji Airways is set to gain access to a vast network of American travellers, potentially increasing visitor arrivals to the enchanting destination of Fiji,” added Viljoen.

“The allure of Fiji’s pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality is expected to attract a growing number of American tourists, contributing to the nation’s thriving tourism industry.”

Earlier this week, Fiji Airways was named the Best Airline in Australia/Pacific for the second time at the prestigious annual Skytrax World’s Best Airlines awards. The Fijian airline also won the award for the Best Airline Staff Service in Australia/Pacific. Additionally, the Nadi-based carrier moved up one place inside the Top 20 global airlines, from 15th to 14th.

More on the 2024 Skytrax award winners here.

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