Finland's leading hotel and restaurant company Restel has joined airBaltic’s BalticMiles loyalty programme.
Lasse Lindevall, Vice President Commercial at Restel: “We are pleased and honoured to partnership with airBaltic through their BalticMiles loyalty program. By partnering with airBaltic, we are offering our customers a new way to explore our Cumulus Hotels, Rantasipi Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki & Ikaalinen Spa Hotel and at the same time enjoy the benefits of the BalticMiles loyalty program. We are looking forward to have a long-term successful business relationship with airBaltic.”
Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “After making a record profit in 2009, this year airBaltic aims to carry quarter a million passengers on the Finnish routes. Finland is already airBaltic’s largest market by the number of destinations, and we are studying further expansion of the airBaltic network to more Finnish cities to bring our passengers comfortably to more Restel hotels and restaurants.”
Restel is Finland's leading hotel and restaurant company with 46 hotels in 28 towns, overall more than 7000 rooms. The Restel Hotel Group includes international Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki, Holiday Inn Hotels, Rantasipi and Cumulus Hotels, Spa Hotel Ikaalinen as well as Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki. Restel's almost 300 restaurants offer a taste of both Finnish and international culture. They range from the city pubs and family restaurants to the nightclubs.
BalticMiles is the first and largest pan-Baltic loyalty programme. It was launched in October 2009 and, at this time, the programme already has 15 partners – airBaltic, airBalticTravel.com, ESPA Riga, Eurolines, Forum Cinemas, Islande Hotel, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Līvu Akvaparks, LSG Sky Chefs, Neste Latvija, Nordea, Restel, Reval Hotels, SAS and Sixt. BalticMiles is an open loyalty programme – an unlimited number of partners from various sectors can join it.
Clients can sign up for the BalticMiles programme by filling out an application form. It can be found in the Baltic Outlook in-flight magazine, at all airBaltic ticket offices, at registration desks, or in the business lounge at the Riga International Airport. People can also apply for the programme at www.balticmiles.com, or by ringing the airBaltic call centre.
In Finland airBaltic serves Helsinki, Tampere, Kuopio, Oulu, Turku, Lappeenranta, Vaasa. Regardless of the point of departure, airBaltic offers convenient connections over its North Hub Riga to the airline’s network in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
More information about BalticMiles: www.balticmiles.com
AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholders are the Latvian state, with 52.6% of stock, and SIA Baltijas aviācijas sistēmas, with 47.2% of stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 31 aircraft – ten Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, and eleven Fokker 50 airplanes. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capital cities – Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business.