China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have announced that they are partnering their frequent flyer programs – the first cooperation of this kind across the Taiwan Strait. Passengers on China Airlines and China Eastern flights between Taiwan and mainland China will be able to accumulate mileage on the entire trip.
In the future, members of the China Airlines Dynasty will be able to accumulate mileage in their accounts when traveling on China Eastern, and members of China Eastern’s Eastern Miles Club will be able to enjoy the same benefits when traveling on China Airlines. The accumulated mileage can be redeemed for free tickets from both airlines.
In the first stage, all China Airlines international flights, and sectors of China Eastern’s Hong Kong-Shanghai and Okinawa-Shanghai flights will be eligible. In the future, both airlines will expand the network. China Airlines is also negotiating similar partnerships with other Chinese carriers.
China Airlines currently operates 105 weekly flights from Taipei and Kaohsiung to Hong Kong, and 14 weekly flights from Taipei to Okinawa. Passengers traveling from Taiwan to Shanghai can accumulate mileage for the whole trip.
There are more than 1.6 million members in the Dynasty Flyer program, and more than 2 million members in China Eastern’s Eastern Miles Club.