The airline sector has been particularly badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Many airlines have had to lay off thousands of staff and some have even gone bust. The ongoing crisis is said to be the worst the industry has ever experienced.
But amid the depressing headlines there is some better news from at least one area, Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai.
The company, one of the world’s leading airlines, is making a special offer to its customers.
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Emirates Skywards is offering members double Tier Miles on any flight booked by 10 December, for travel until 31 March 2021 while founding members can earn double Tier Miles and double Skywards Miles on any flight booked by 10 December, for travel until 31 August 2021.
Emirates Skywards members come from more than 180 countries, including: 3.5 million members in the United Kingdom, 2.7 million in the United States, 2 million in Australia, 1.9 million in India, and 1.9 million in the United Arab Emirates.
The loyalty programme currently has nearly 200 partners, including: 16 airline partners; more than 100 hotel partners; 33 financial partners, 22 retail and lifestyle partners, 7 car rental partners.
The company has also sought to offer some reassurance to its members during COVID-19
With continued travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Emirates Skywards says it is offering its members “reassurance and flexibility during this difficult time.”
The spokesman said, “Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members have had their tier review dates extended to enable an additional 12 months at their current status.
“The loyalty programme has also extended the validity of any Skywards Miles due to expire from April 2020 until 31 March 2021. Members can also redeem Miles up to 11 months in advance for an extensive range of rewards.”