On 6 July 2017 Virgin Australia welcomed four new Airline Partners into their program: Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Capital Airlines and Tianjin Airlines.
Together with Virgin Australia, these airlines operate over 75 weekly flights from Hong Kong and 13 destinations in mainland China to Australia and New Zealand. You will be able to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits on these flights.
In the coming months you will also be able to book reward flights on these new partners and eligible Velocity members will also receive Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Additional Baggage allowances and Lounge access.
From 31 July 2017, Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members will earn even more Velocity Points when flying on Delta Air Lines or Virgin Australia operated flights with a Delta flight number.
Velocity members will continue to be able to earn and redeem Points and receive other benefits when travelling on Air New Zealand operated flights within and between Australia and New Zealand. However, from 1 November 2017 you will no longer be able earn or redeem Velocity Points and Status Credits, or receive other benefits on all other flights operated by Air New Zealand.
Virgin America’s loyalty program, ‘Elevate’, is dissolving meaning Velocity members will not be able to earn and redeem Points on Virgin America flights for bookings made after 30 September 2017.
From 31 August 2017, Velocity members can use their Points for Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Reward Seats. What’s most exciting is that Velocity members can now redeem Velocity Points across all cabin classes on Singapore Airlines’ flights.