Cathay Pacific has confirmed plans to merge its Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles programmes from next summer.
Earlier this year the group launched a new overarching ‘Cathay’ brand, which would lead to “a refreshed customer relationship programme” in the first half of 2022.
Cathay has now confirmed on its website and via emails to loyalty members that the Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles programmes will be merged into one scheme with four tiers from July 2022.
Marco Polo Club club points will be known as Status Points going forward, with Asia Miles “the currency you earn and then redeem on a huge range of rewards”.
As part of the changes Cathay is extending members’ elite tier status until December 31, 2022, with a further extension until the end of 2023 “if you fly with Cathay Pacific, spend with your co-branded credit card, convert Asia Miles from credit card partners, or shop with Cathay in 2022”.
Cathay also notes the following regarding entry-level Green membership:
- Your Asia Miles and Status Points balance will be transferred to your Cathay member profile.
- You can continue to enjoy your Marco Polo Club Green member benefits until the end of your membership year. After that, you’ll switch to the Cathay Green member benefits.
- While you’ll retain existing benefits such as extra-legroom seats and extra luggage redemption, you’ll no longer have access to Premium Economy check-in counters, priority boarding and lounges.
Members will not need to take any action to merge their accounts – Cathay says that:
“In July 2022, we will integrate the Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles membership platforms, so that you can conveniently access your benefits and keep track of your Asia Miles and Status Points (formerly Marco Polo Club club points) in one place. This will be accessible on the Cathay Pacific website.”
A detailed FAQ section regarding the changes can be found on Cathay’s website here.