Aeroflot Begins Partnership With Major International Hotel Chain Intercontinental Hotels Group


Moscow, Russia – WEBWIRE – Monday, August 18, 2014

Aeroflot and major international hotel company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the start of their cooperation focused on the Aeroflot Bonus frequent flyer program. From now on, program participants will be able to accrue bonus miles when they stay in IHG hotels around the world.

InterContinental Hotels Group has a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

To earn miles when staying at IHG hotels, travelers will need to join the IHG® Rewards Club loyalty program, which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with over 80 million members. Aeroflot Bonus participants will earn one or two miles per dollar spent on hotel services depending on the hotel brand. More information can be found here.

Giorgio Callegari, Deputy General Director for Strategy and Alliances JSC Aeroflot said: «Aeroflot is a global company with an unwavering commitment to customer service. The newly launched cooperation with the InterContinental Hotels Group means a further in providing additional benefits to our clients, strengthening Aeroflot’s leading position among its European peers». 

Rolf Hübner, Vice President, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS Operations, IHG said: «Aeroflot’s commitment to improving tourism in Russia is unwavering. Sharing the same ambition, we plan to have 100 hotels open or in the pipeline in Russia, the CIS and Georgia by 2020 to provide guests with great hotels that they love. We look forward to taking this partnership from strength to strength and adding significant value to Russia’s tourism and hospitality industry.»

Notes for editors:

The Aeroflot Bonus program, which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary, is the biggest loyalty program in Russia and the CIS. It currently has more than 4 million participants. Members earn bonus miles for every flight with the Aeroflot Group or a SkyTeam company. The number of miles depends on the flight rate and distance. Miles can be spent on bonus tickets, class upgrades or exchanged for bonuses from program partners.

Notes to Editors:

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, numbering 154 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 3.9 years. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.

About IHG

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 80 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 693,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.



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