Qantas and oil and gas giant BP are pairing up for a new customer loyalty scheme that will launch early next year.

The new BP rewards programme will allow customers to earn Qantas frequent flyer points on fuel and eligible in-store purchases across participating BP retail sites in Australia. BP’s awards programme already exists in the UK and the US.

BP Plus Fuel Card will become the exclusive fuel partner of Qantas Business Rewards, a programme that allows businesses to earn Qantas points.

Olivia Wirth, Qantas loyalty chief executive officer, said the opportunity to earn Qantas points on fuel and in-store purchases across BP would be welcomed by the airline’s almost 13 million frequent flyers and 250,000 Qantas Business Rewards members.

“Earning Qantas Points on every day expenses is a real drawcard for our members and helps them maximise the value they get from our programme,”  said Wirth.

“Drivers spend thousands of dollars on fuel each year, our partnership with BP is an easy way for frequent flyers to earn points and get closer to their dream trip.”

More details on points earned for each dollar spent will be available closer to the launch date, according to Qantas.

The new Qantas deals ends BP’s partnership with Virgin Australia’s Velocity scheme. However, Virgin Australia chief executive officer Paul Scurrah told that customers will still be able to earn Velocity points at BP until March.

The partnership arrangements are subject to approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).