About a month after launching a new codeshare agreement, Air Canada and Emirates have added reciprocal loyalty program benefits, the carriers announced Thursday.
Air Canada’s Aeroplan members and Emirates’ Skywards members now can earn and redeem points on each carriers’ flights. Aeroplan redemptions for Emirates’ first-class tickets will be introduced in early 2023, according to the carriers.
Reciprocal airport lounge benefits for top-tier loyalty members will be “coming soon.” Skywards Platinum and Gold members traveling in economy class with either airline will receive complimentary access to Air Canada’s Maple Leaf lounges and its Air Canada Café at Toronto Pearson International Airport. In Dubai, Aeroplan Elite 50K, 75K and Super Elite members traveling in economy class with Emirates will enjoy complimentary access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge, according to the carriers. Access for each location allows members one guest.