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Etihad and Virgin Australia are marking ten years of flying together with a Bonus Points campaign and a One Million Point giveaway, ahead of a year of celebrations.

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To kick-start the 10-year anniversary milestone campaign, 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.

Valid for bookings between 9-22 October and travel until 31 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.

It’s all part of Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia and their respective frequent flyer programs Etihad Guest and Velocity, who are together launching a series of celebratory offers for Aussie travellers including a major Bonus Points promotion, followed by a One Million Points giveaway alongside a rolling program of rewards throughout 2020.

The yearlong celebrations officially began at the Sydney Opera House last Thursday evening with a lavish VIP event that saw invited travel industry aficionados (including Karryon of course) hear from Karl Schuster (CEO Velocity Frequent Flyer) and Robin Kamark (CCO Etihad) who were interviewed by Louise Herron (Sydney Opera House CEO).

CEO Velocity Frequent Flyer – Karl Schuster, Sydney Opera House CEO – Louise Herron, Robin Kamark – CCO EtihadRobin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, said:

“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.

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 2 strengthen our ties and reward our customers with meaningful, targeted offers that are truly best in class.”

Chief Executive Officer of Velocity Frequent Flyer, Karl Schuster, said, “Over the past decade, the relationship between Etihad and Velocity has only strengthened, and we’re thrilled to be collaborating on a series of promotions to mark this impressive milestone.

“Our commitment to providing easy, everyday ways for guests to receive travel benefits from our shared partnership continues to bring us together in exciting ways.”

For further details on the campaign, visit: www.etihad.com/10yearsEYVA