Air Canada has launched several new partners in the past year for its Aeroplan program member to earn and use their miles.
Now, Virgin Australia, an airline that just went through a restructuring and was sold to Bain Capital, will become an Aeroplan partner as of January 19, 2021.
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Aeroplan members can earn and use their miles on Virgin Australia flights from January 19, 2021.
For VA flights wholly within Australia, members can earn Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) and Status Qualifying Segments (SQS), as well as Status Qualifying Dollars (SQD) for VA domestic flights ticketed by Air Canada.
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Virgin Australia has evolved from an airline with international aspirations and flights from Australia to the US, Asia, and the Middle East to an entirely domestic operation with perhaps some regional international flights in the future.
Partnership with Virgin Australia helps Air Canada and Aeroplan members to reach destinations within Australia.