How your business can benefit from Business Rewards

Travel News 29 Nov 2016

There’s no doubt SME business owners are looking for every dirham that they can save on corporate travel expenses, yet so many SMEs are unaware of the many business rewards programs available to them. Registering your SME for an airline loyalty program means you can earn points for your business while your employees can still earn their individual points. 

We’ve taken a look at some of the best in market when it comes to rewarding SMEs for their air travel. Do you need help deciding which program is best for your business? Email  or ask your account manager for more information.

Emirates Business Rewards

Your business can earn one point for every US$1 spent with Emirates (excludes codeshare flights). So what’s the best part of Emirates Business Rewards? Individual travellers can still earn Skywards Miles and Tier Miles on the same flight. Whether you want to book future business travel or reward your employees, you can spend your Business Rewards Points on flights and upgrades on Emirates. You can even use your Business Rewards Points to upgrade guests. 

How does it work?
  • It costs nothing to join Emirates Business Rewards and only takes a few minutes to sign up online.

British Airways On Business

On Business rewards you every time you fly on British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines plus other partners. Travellers will not only earn points for their business but also their own Avios points by joining Executive Club. On Business doesn’t just collect points for your business but also let’s you take a cash discount on flights instead of earning points - we love the flexibility this provides small businesses. 

How does it work?
  • You’ll automatically join Tier On1 when you join On Business, until your spend reaches approximately AED140,000 per year then you’ll hit Tier On2 where you’ll earn 1 point per 1GBP PLUS 25% tier bonus for every point earned
  • Register online here

BlueBiz from AIR FRANCE and KLM

Sign up for free and start earning points for your organisation when you fly AIR FRANCE, KLM or one of their partner airlines. While you're earning for your business, you can still earn your Flying Blue or SkyMiles at the same time. Some of the partner airlines you can earn Blue Credits on are: Aeroflot, Azerbaijan Airlines, China Southern, Delta Airlines and Kenya Airways. Blue Credits can be spent on tickets on AIR FRANCE, KLM and Delta Airlines for anyone in your company. 

How does it work?

Etihad Business Connect

Etihad's loyalty programme for businesses connects your employees’ Etihad Guest accounts. So while they’re earning miles for themselves they’re also amassing them for your company, meaning you get even more free flights and upgrades. Etihad BusinessConnect is tailor made for companies with between 2 and 50 business travellers, and the more travellers that connect, the more miles and benefits you receive.

How does it work?
  •  Business travellers sign up to the Frequent Flyer Loyalty Programme at
  • An administrator sets up a BusinessConnect account at
  • Then connect your Etihad Guest members to your BusinessConnect account.
  • The Guest continues to earn 100% of the miles for themselves. The business earns an additional percentage of miles over and above what the individual Etihad Guest traveller earns, depending on whether travel is in our Premium or Economy cabins.

flydubai OPEN Rewards

flydubai recently launched their rewards program which sees customers earn one point for every dollar (US) spent on a ticket. SMEs can form a Travel Club which allows individuals to put 100% of the points they’ve earned together. You can even earn bonus reward points when flying in business, or taking earlier flights in economy. What do't 

How does it work?

SMEs can earn more than just air miles from their business travel - read more about how you can earn from your hotel stays.