Fiji Airways has announced it will join the award-winning American Airlines AAdvantage travel rewards program in the coming year, offering members a host of benefits as well as earning and redemption capabilities when traveling on either airline.

This collaboration means that AAdvantage members will enjoy a seamless experience when traveling on Fiji Airways, with Elite members receiving benefits such as priority check-in, priority boarding, complimentary baggage allowance, preferred seats and enhanced award redemption.

“This loyalty partnership marks a significant milestone, bringing together two renowned carriers to offer new benefits to millions of travellers,” said Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andre Viljoen.

“We are excited about the positive impact this collaboration will have on both our airlines and our guests who will benefit from the exclusive perks.”

AAdvantage is the longest running travel loyalty program in the world – the program started in 1981 to reward frequent flyers. Now, AAdvantage is much more than a frequent flier program – it’s a travel rewards program that gives members access to unparalleled experiences, with more ways to earn and use miles, and more rewards and status benefits.

“We are taking our partnership with Fiji Airways one step further by offering our mutual customers the opportunity to unlock more destinations and travel experiences through the AAdvantage program,” said American’s Vice President of Partnerships, Anmol Bhargava.

“We look forward to welcoming Fiji Airways customers into the AAdvantage program so they can experience all the ways we deliver on our commitment that travel is better as an AAdvantage member.”

The collaboration with American Airlines follows another major milestone for Fiji Airways, with the announcement it will become the 15th full-member of the oneworld alliance in 2025.

Both initiatives aim to further boost Fiji’s thriving tourism industry, with the AAdvantage program forging a stronger bond with American travelers.

“With this partnership, Fiji Airways is set to gain access to a vast network of American travelers, potentially increasing visitor arrivals to the enchanting destination of Fiji,” Viljoen said.

“The allure of Fiji’s pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality is expected to attract a growing number of American tourists, contributing to the nation’s thriving tourism industry.”

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management