Aer Lingus guests worldwide are making the most of their AerClub membership with a milestone €1 million saved thanks to Pay with Avios. The new payment feature, which gives AerClub members the option to part pay for their flights using Avios accrued through the loyalty programme, launched in March 2019.
Avios is the AerClub rewards currency which members can collect in the air - when booking flights with Aer Lingus and AerClub partner airlines, on the ground – everyday purchases with partners such as SuperValu, Kildare Village and Aer Credit Card in partnership with Bank of Ireland on international hotel stays, car rental and everyday purchases, including online – with hundreds of retailers accessed via the AerClub eStore.
In the past three months, more than 19,000 transactions to the combined value of over €1 million have been made on aerlingus.com and on the Aer Lingus mobile app using Pay with Avios. The payment feature is available to all AerClub members, with the average Pay with Avios saving per member being €57 and the largest value saving in a single transaction to date being €8,325.
Commenting on the milestone, Susanne Carberry, Director of Network Revenue and Loyalty at Aer Lingus, said: “We are thrilled to announce that in just three months since launching Pay with Avios, AerClub members across the world are reaping the benefits with over €1 million saved on Aer Lingus flights to date. The introduction of Pay with Avios was a significant milestone for our loyalty programme AerClub and we are delighted to see such a strong uptake with our members saving an average of €57 per transaction via aerlingus.com, which ultimately means more money in their pocket to enjoy on their travels.
“To reach over €1 million in ‘Pay with Avios’ redemptions at this early point has far exceeded our expectations. Most importantly, it demonstrates significant benefits for our 1.2million members, giving them tangible rewards for their loyalty.”
Pay with Avios is an integrated function in the booking process on aerlingus.com and via the Aer Lingus mobile app. When guests log in and book their flights, they will be offered money-off options determined by their Avios balance. The money-off amount reduces the total basket cost which includes the cost of flights and any Aer Lingus related add-ons such as priority boarding, checked baggage or seat selection.