Qatar Airways Privilege Club adopts Avios as its reward currency

Qatar Airways Privilege Club adopts Avios as its reward currency

  • Members can now benefit from a wide range of guaranteed award seats and competitive prices for redemption tickets with Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • From 23-31 March, members can enjoy bonus Avios when booking their next flight using Cash + Avios

DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways announces that Privilege Club has officially adopted Avios as its reward currency, opening up a world of new opportunities for members travelling across the airline’s extensive network of almost 150 destinations. This partnership offers a combination of benefits, including a wide range of greater guaranteed award seats and competitive prices on Qatar Airways flights, in addition to experiencing the World’s Best Airline and enjoying the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport (HIA).

To celebrate Privilege Club adopting Avios, members will enjoy 10,000 bonus Avios in Business or First Class, or 5,000 bonus Avios in Economy Class, when they book their next flight using Cash + Avios by 31 March 2022 using the promo code QRAVIOS. This offer is only available on and the mobile App. Find out more about the offer at

The enhanced availability of award seats provides members an even greater choice when spending Avios on Qatar Airways, by taking advantage of its extensive global network of nearly 400 flights a day, serving many parts of the world including five destinations in Australia, 12 in the United States, 21 in the Middle East, 28 in Africa, 35 in Europe and 42 in Asia.

This alliance between oneworld partners brings endless exciting benefits for Qatar Airways Privilege Club members, offering British Airways Executive Club members flexibility in combining their Avios accounts and facilitating unlimited transfers of their Avios balances between accounts, without balance limitations or transfer fees. The power to combine Avios also allows members the chance to spend and redeem on both Qatar Airways and British Airways award flights, available on and the mobile App. Find out more at =

Members also now have the benefit of accessing more rewards with unique spending opportunities on a wider range of flight award options. Members who have previously enjoyed using the recently enhanced Cash + Qmiles option, can continue enjoying the same reward benefits with Cash + Avios, giving members the power to part-pay their flight bookings on and the mobile app. Avios can also be used towards a range of rewards including award flights, cabin upgrades, extra baggage and much more.

Current Privilege Club members will experience a seamless transition into the loyalty programme’s new reward currency, Avios, with their existing Qmiles balances changing automatically to Avios on a 1:1 ratio basis. While Privilege Club is opening a new world of rewards, familiar Privilege Club features such as Qpoints and Qcredits will remain unchanged. Additionally, the amount of Avios for award flight redemptions will remain the same as it previously did with Qmiles.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, stated: “As we come out of the most difficult two years in the industry, we want to thank our passengers who have supported us and kept us flying, by taking this chance to reward them in a meaningful way. Adopting Avios maximises our members’ opportunities to earn and spend rewards across the globe, anticipating their needs after this difficult period. This is a testament to our determination of offering the best experiences for our members, reflecting our journey to perfect our loyalty programme. We look forward to continuing the expansion of our customer benefits, in search of new ways to give our members a chance to collect Avios.”

CEO of IAG Loyalty, Mr. Adam Daniels, said: “In recognising the power of Avios, Qatar Airways is now able to offer greater flexibility and richer rewards for its members. The arrival of guaranteed award seats on its network and the ability for members to combine their Avios balances are two great examples of just this. Qatar Airways are looking to redefine loyalty for the Privilege Club’s global member base, we – at IAG Loyalty – look forward to working with them on this significant journey”.

IAG Loyalty and Qatar Airways are working to introduce new customer benefits from the partnership, as well as more ways to earn and collect Avios around the world, in the coming months. Future benefits will include an extensive list of both airline and non-airline partnerships, including telecom, retail, lifestyle, financial services and much more.

Privilege Club has recently honoured the loyalty of its valued members by extending their tier status. This initiative benefits all Silver, Gold and Platinum members whose tier status is due for renewal between December 2021 and December 2022. The tier validity of these members would be automatically extended to 31 December 2022.

Notes to Editors:

About Qatar Airways: 

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).

Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airline’s home and hub, was recently announced as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards. HIA has been steadily rising in the ‘World’s Best Airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014.

Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.

Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights can stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading international air cargo carrier is based in Doha, State of Qatar. It serves a global network of more than 60 freighter destinations and 140 passenger destinations utilising freighters, belly-hold passenger flights, passenger freighters and mini freighters. The airline’s freighter fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, two Boeing 747-4 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters, one Airbus A330 freighter, one Airbus A310 freighter and one Boeing 777-300ER mini freighter. It also has an extensive road feeder service (RFS) network.

Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s G700, the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.

For further information, please contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200

Source: Qatar Airways