In what is described as an industry first, members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club are now able to collect and spend Avios at almost 200 outlets at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in partnership with Qatar Duty Free. In another innovation, passengers at all departure points will be rewarded with Avios points upon check-in, which will be credited up to 120 minutes before departure.
“We have enhanced and upgraded our redemption options for our loyalty members and we are enabling access to a truly unique airport shopping and dining experience,” said His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive. “A first in the world initiative, this demonstrates our commitment for going the extra mile when enhancing the quality of our offerings by providing members with a seamless experience. We encourage everyone travelling through HIA to avail themselves of this experience and opportunity as there has never been an easier way to collect and spend Avios.”
Avios is the reward currency of Qatar Airways Privilege Club. It can be used in conjunction with cash, offering a part-payment option. Avios are collected when members or their nominated family members fly with Qatar Airways, its airline partners, and oneworld airlines.