BalticMiles partners with Hilton HHonors
Points earning link-up with hotel scheme
The loyalty programme of Latvian carrier AirBaltic has started a points earning partnership with Hilton HHonors, the rewards scheme for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 hotel brands.
The partnership will enable BalticMiles members to earn one BalticMiles Point and 10 HHonors points for each US$1 spent at the participating 3,900 hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Additionally, Hilton HHonors members will be able to exchange HHonors points for BalticMiles Points.
Gabi Kool, CEO of BalticMiles, said the deal would strengthen its global presence, with almost 4,000 additional locations where members can earn points.
“This cooperation once again clearly demonstrates the power of the multi-partner loyalty programme, where all parties mutually benefit,” Kool added.
Jeff Diskin, senior VP, global customer marketing at Hilton Worldwide, commented: “The partnership between Hilton HHonors and BalticMiles will enable even more travellers in the Baltic States, Finland and Russia to experience the unique benefits of Hilton HHonors.”
In a separate announcement AirBaltic, together with its consortium partners Quovadis and Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme, said it has launched a new project under the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) to operate Europe’s first green flights for turboprop aircraft.
The AMBER project will establish new arrival procedures for Riga Airport that will shorten the distances flown, improve flight trajectories to avoid residential areas and reduce people’s exposure to noise, as well as cut fuel consumption and emissions.