EasyJet joins Nectar points scheme

14.3.2011 (Express)

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EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall and Justin King of Sainsbury’s

Shoppers will be able to earn points towards flights as they fill their trolleys after easyJet joined the
Nectar loyalty card programme.

The scheme, allowing collectors to exchange points for flights to more than 550 destinations
in 60 countries, is backed by Nectar’s founding partner Sainsbury’s.  
Customers of partner firms such as Homebase, BP and British Gas can also earn
points for flights.

Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King said: “Customers often ask for new ways to spend
their points and flights are a popular request.”

It is the first commercial initiative for easyJet since last October when it
resolved a two-year licensing dispute with founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou over
the use of the “easy” brand name. The agreement allowed the airline to retain
the brand name and enter into deals with other firms.

The budget airline’s chief Carolyn McCall added: “It offers greater flexibility for our existing customers as well as opening up opportunities to new Nectar

13.3.2011 (Click Liverpool)

Sainsburys welcome easyJet in Nectar points partnership

Nectar points will soon be able to be exchanged for easyJet flights, following
the creation of a new partnership between the UK’s largest loyalty programme and
the UK’s largest airline. The initiative is backed by Nectar founding partner,

The partnership allows Nectar collectors to exchange their Nectar points for
any easyJet flights to over 550 destinations in 30 countries with no restrictions
or time limits. They can pay for the flight and taxes in full using Nectar points,
or use a combination of Nectar points and cash to complete the transaction.

Sainsbury’s will be supporting the easyJet addition to Nectar through in-store
promotional activity as well as other direct marketing initiatives.

Sainsbury’s CEO, Justin King, said: “Our customers often ask for new ways to
spend their Nectar points and flights are one of the most popular requests.

“easyJet joining Nectar now means that many families will be able to book flights
in time for their summer holidays with the points they have collected through
simply doing their weekly shop at Sainsbury’s.”

Nearly a million Nectar collectors have enough points to pay for flights to popular
destinations like Malaga, Alicante, Nice or Amsterdam and it is estimated that
approximately 300,000 flights per annum will be booked using Nectar points

David Johnston, CEO of Groupe Aeroplan Europe, the company that owns and operates
Nectar, said: “We are delighted to welcome easyJet as a Nectar rewards partner
and to be able to offer our collectors the option to use their points to pay for
flights. In the current climate this is a great way to be savvy and make your
money work harder. ”

easyJet CEO, Carolyn McCall, said: “This partnership with Nectar is an exciting
new initiative for easyJet.

“It offers greater flexibility for our existing customers as well as opening
up opportunities to new Nectar customers. Unlike traditional flight point schemes,
it will allow customers to choose to get a discount on any flight, any day across
the easyJet network.

“This partnership is the first commercial initiative for easyJet since the new
brand license agreement and demonstrates how, through partnering, we can offer
even more to our customers.”

Nectar has over 17 million collectors earning Nectar points at partners including
Sainsbury’s, Homebase, BP and most recently, British Gas. In addition, points
can be earned at over 500 online partners including Amazon and ebay. Other rewards
partners include Vue Cinemas, Argos and Eurostar.

From the 22nd March customers should go to nectar.com for full details on how
to book flights using Nectar points

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Zone 1  is 750 miles  (eg. Amsterdam)
Zone 2  1500 miles  (eg. Rome)
Zone 3  2500 miles  (eg. Athens)
Zone 4  5000 miles   (eg Dubai)
Zone 5  6500   (eg. Barbados)
Zone 6  8000 miles  (eg. Rio)
Zone 7  10000 miles   (eg. Sydney)
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