Air Canada Aeroplan continues to add airline partners like there is no tomorrow. The latest that will join on November 8 is Türkiye’s (Turkey) SunExpress. The leisure airline which is a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa has hubs in Antalya and Izmir. They provide flights to destinations within Türkiye, to Europe and the Middle East.
Redemption Only Partner
The partnership with SunExpress is for flight redemption only. This means Aeroplan members will be able to redeem points for SunExpress flight rewards but they will not be eligible to earn Aeroplan points on SunExpress flight bookings.
- Members will be able to book SunExpress flights online at aircanada.com, through the Air Canada mobile app, or via Aeroplan’s contact centre
- Redemptions flights will be priced based on Aeroplan’s pricing for partner airlines and will be combinable with our other airline partners
- SunExpress flights are eligible for redemption in Economy class as SunExpress operates an all-economy fleet
- The partner booking fee will apply for flight rewards which include travel on SunExpress
If you will be booking reward flights on SunExpress it is best to use an Aeroplan co-brand credit card to pay for the fees and taxes as you’ll earn up to 3 Aeroplan points per dollar spent.
One more in airline to be added in the near future
In Air Canada’s email to us today they also provided a hint at one more airline partner that will be announced next week:
They serve a particular, amazing aspirational destination and are the only one serving it on a scheduled basis with jet aircraft. In fact, the aircraft they use on this route is a fleet type they added specifically to serve this market!
Anyone care to take a guess? I have an airline in mind but I want to see what our readers think!
Alright I’m going to give my guess here: South Africa’s Airlink as they are the only airline flying scheduled jet service to St. Helena in the middle of the Atlantic. I know it doesn’t meet all the criteria because they didn’t add the fleet type just for St. Helena and Air Canada doesn’t serve any cities where they can connect to Airlink flights. So chances are I am not correct but that’s what I’m going with.
Wrapping it up
Air Canada Aeroplan has more airline partners than any other frequent flyer program in the world and they keep adding to the list! With over 45 partners you can get to most anywhere in the world with Aeroplan points but there are a few places missing and one of those will most be likely be added next week when Aeroplan announces yet another partner airline.