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Avios responds to closure rumours Today's News

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Agents raised concerns on Open Jaw by Travelinfo that the Avios travel rewards programme had closed after a client was reportedly told this by the company.  However, Avios has confirmed that the SA Avios Travel Rewards Programme continues as it always has.

Avios told eTNW that while the UK arm of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme had closed in May, and UK-based members were transferred on to BA Executive Club instead, the SA Avios Travel Rewards Programme was unaffected.

 The UK closure announcement, made by Avios Group (AGL) Limited in April this year, was picked up by SA agents and fuelled concern. The announcement read: “Avios Group (AGL) Limited has today announced that it will close the UK Avios Travel Rewards Programme and transfer members into the British Airways Executive Club.”

 The Avios Travel Reward Programme allows SA clients to collect Avios when paying for fuel at BP service stations, shopping at Pick n Pay, using Openweb, banking with an Avios credit card, through Absa and UCount rewards, and when purchasing flights, hotel stays or car rentals with supplier partners.

 Both the Avios Travel Reward Programme and the BA Executive Club allow members to earn the Avios currency. AGL operates the Avios reward currency for several different loyalty programmes, including the Iberia Plus, AerClub, Vueling Club and Meridiana Club. Avios is also the currency for and Flybe frequent flyers. 


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