Arik Air has stated that it would offer members of its frequent flyer programme, Arik Affinity Wings, an opportunity to retain their accrued miles beyond its initial validity period.
An online statement issued by the Public Relations& Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola explained that a new scheme put in place by the airline has now made it easier for Arik Affinity Wings members to extend their miles due for expiration for another 12 months thereby allowing more time to redeem miles which should have expired.
Miles, the airline’s spokesman said are valid for a period of three years during which time members are expected to use such on any of the benefits including complimentary flight tickets for self or nominee.
He listed other membership benefits to include: additional baggage allowance, lounge access (domestic & international flights), complimentary upgrades, check- in & baggage priority and bonus miles 10 per cent more on domestic & regional routes.
He added that this development which is one of the raft of innovations put in place to give Arik Affinity Wings members value for money has been communicated to members via email.
Recalled that Arik Affinity Wings was launched on October 1, 2014 and there are currently over 100,000 members earning and spending miles on the platform.
There are four membership levels in the programme and these are; Pearl, Bronze, Silver & Gold.
Adebanji explained that attaining and progressing through the membership levels are made easy due to Affinity Points and can be earned only in a period of 12 months which are auto evaluated daily to allow members to progress to the next level by achieving the required Affinity points’ threshold.
Members enjoy good value promotions that are periodically launched by Affinity Wings such as discounts on tickets, double miles and promotions in conjunction with partners.