CEO Blog

15 June 2018

Written by Ravindra Bhagwanani on . Posted in Archives


Asia Miles will change the accrual and redemption structure in its Asia Miles program on June 22 – and, refreshing in these times, not everything will get worse! In general, one will receive more miles on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights, where points will be credited on a regional basis. doesn’t follow the trend of moving to a revenue-based earning system. With regard to the award redemption levels, the general tendency can be recognised that award levels will become more expensive in Business and First Class on long-haul flights, but cheaper in Economy Class on short- and medium-haul routes. But in total, everything remains at a reasonable level: For example, a roundtrip award flight from Hong Kong to Paris costs 130,000 miles in Business Class (instead of the current 120,000 miles) – while it costs, for instance, at least 180,000 miles with Air France at Flying Blue following the recent changes in that program.