Brussels Airlines is extending its Loop loyalty programme to long-haul flights, and will now allow passengers to use points immediately on their next trip.

Previously passengers needed to take a minimum of five flights to spend points. The programme has also removed restrictions on which flights qualify.

For each Euro spent on Brussels Airlines flights (excluding airport taxes), members receive three ‘Loops’ to spend on another flight.

Belgium’s national carrier introduced the Loop scheme in 2015 alongside the Miles and More frequent flyer programme which it also offers as a member of Star Alliance. Passengers can belong to both but can only claim on one scheme per flight.

Brussels describes Loop as a “simple, transparent” reward programme for those who don’t fly regularly. There are no status levels or membership card and Loops are claimed and redeemed online.

Up to five family members with the same address can pool their Loops together in order to get a free flight more quickly.

Members must fly with Brussels Airlines once a year to retain accrued Loops.