• Chidozie Uzoezie

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia Kick Off Partnership with a Deal

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia have kicked off a strategic partnership that significantly expands the networks, lounges and loyalty programs of both airlines, bringing substantial benefits and new destinations to travellers.

The partnership opens seamless travel to over 150 destinations across Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia networks, creating a new gateway of seamless travel between Australia, the Middle-East, Europe and Africa. Flights can already be booked on each airline’s websites, for travel effective 12 September 2022.

Members of Privilege Club will be able to earn Avios and QPoints on flights operated by Virgin Australia, and Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn Velocity Points and Status Credits for flights operated by Qatar Airways. Reward seats are also now available to book on eligible services operated by both airlines. 

From 12 September, eligible members of both loyalty programs will also receive additional tier benefits, including priority check-in, priority boarding, and lounge access irrespective of their class of travel.

Special Promotions

Privilege Club members will earn double Avios when they book and fly on any Virgin Australia flight until 6 December 2022.

Similarly, Velocity members will enjoy a special offer with discounted fares for any booking made on Qatar Airways' website between 7 September and 12 October 2022 for travel until 31 March 2023.

Three lucky Velocity Frequent Flyer members will also win 1 million Points each by flying on Qatar Airways before 31 December 2022.

Business travel offering to launch soon

Coming soon, Virgin Australia and Qatar Airways will launch a market leading proposition for business travellers, providing more choice and value for business flyers travelling between Australia, the Middle East and Europe.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide from its hub at Hamad International Airport, Doha.

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