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Virgin Australia accelerates small business benefits

09/11/2015

Virgin Australia today launched exciting new ways for small and medium-sized businesses to be rewarded for their travel.

Members of Virgin Australia’s corporate travel program accelerate can now access flight discounts of up to 10 per cent through Fare Advantage by accelerate, along with other unique benefits.

Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said the flight discounts would make the airline an even more attractive choice for small and medium-sized businesses across Australia.

“We understand that businesses have to be more agile and flexible than ever before, and that includes their travel plans,” Ms Crompton said.

“From today, accelerate is the only Australian airline small business rewards program to offer our members flight discounts of up to ten per cent right up until the latest possible time of booking.

“accelerate members will now be rewarded at both the time of booking with Fare Advantage discounts and on their membership anniversary each year with a travel credit based on their spend.

“As a proud Virgin brand, we share a sense of entrepreneurialism with the thousands of small and medium businesses who choose to fly with us, and today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to making their travel experience more effortless and rewarding.”

Effective today, 9 November 2015, accelerate members can access reduced fares through Fare Advantage, including:

  • 10%1 off Business Class fares in Australia, select International Short Haul routes and International Long Haul routes
  • 10%1 off Premium Economy saver fares
  • 5%1 off Economy flexi fares in Australia, select International Short Haul routes and International Long Haul routes.

Fare Advantage by accelerate flight discounts also apply to codeshare flights operated by Delta Air Lines and Etihad Airways flights with a VA flight number.

To celebrate the launch of Fare Advantage by accelerate, accelerate members can access a 5% per cent discount off Economy saver fares and up to 15% off Business Class fares to select destinations from today, 9 November 2015 until 16 December 2015 for travel until 31 March 20162.

accelerate is the only Australian airline small business program to provide:

  • No advance booking requirement to access discounts
  • Annual travel credit each 12 months to spend on future flights
  • Pilot Gold memberships
  • No joining fee.

About accelerate

Launched in 2009, accelerate rewards companies who spend a minimum of $20,000 on Virgin Australia flights each year, including codeshare flights on international accelerate airline partners Air New Zealand, Delta Air Lines and Etihad Airways.

Any Australian company registered with ASIC holding an active ABN can join accelerate. The program is free to join with no ongoing membership fee.

On every 12 month anniversary, accelerate members are rewarded with an annual travel credit of up to $15,000 depending on their Annual Flown Expenditure which can be spent on flights with Virgin Australia or international accelerate airline partners.

Annual Flown Expenditure Air travel rebate credit (%) Min. air travel rebate credit
Tier 1: $20,000+ 2.0% $400+
Tier 2: $50,000+ 3.0% $1,500+
Tier 3: $100,000+ 3.5% $3,500+
Tier 4: $150,000+ 4.0% $6,000+
Tier 5: $200,000+ 4.5% $9,000+
Tier 6: $250,000+ 5.0% $12,500-$15,000

 

How to access Fare Advantage by accelerate flight discounts

Existing accelerate members can access Fare Advantage flight discounts by contacting the accelerate team at accelerate@virginaustralia.com or on 1300 246 498, or by contacting their preferred Travel Management Company.

To join accelerate and access the Fare Advantage by accelerate flight discounts, apply online at:
virginaustralia.com/accelerate.