Singapore Airlines has announced a raft of extended benefits within its PPS Club and KrisFlyer programs, in recognition of restricted travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
All PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite statuses which are due to expire between March 2022 and February 2023 will be automatically extended for another year, meaning that some members will now see their status benefits extended as far ahead as February 2024.
Elite miles earned by KrisFlyer Elite members during the 12 months prior to the latest extension will be credited back into accounts after the extension, and elite miles earned during the previous membership qualification cycle will also count towards requalification in the March 2023 to February 2024 cycle.
In addition any KrisFlyer miles which are due to expire in 2022 will be automatically extended by six months at a time – those due to expire in January 2022 will be extended until July of this year, and should they remain unused by the end of July, they will be further extended until January 2023.
PPS Rewards and KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards which are due to expire in 2022 will also be extended to the end of this year.
Finally, from next month KrisFlyer members will also enjoy additional benefits when flying with SIA subsidiary Scoot. PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite tier members will get priority boarding, complimentary standard seat selection, an additional 5kg check-in baggage allowance with any baggage purchase, and 25 per cent more KrisFlyer miles for every mile earned when travelling on Scoot flights.
KrisFlyer members will also earn 2.5 Elite miles for every KrisFlyer mile earned from flying on Scoot, up from 1 Elite mile for every KrisFlyer mile.
Commenting on the news Singapore Airlines senior vice president marketing planning, Ms JoAnn Tan, said:
“We are very grateful to our PPS Club and KrisFlyer members for their continued loyalty. Extending the membership statuses, as well as continual enhancement of the KrisFlyer programme, provides our members with more recognition and programme benefits.
“It also offers further opportunities to earn and redeem their miles with both Singapore Airlines and Scoot. KrisFlyer will continue to find ways to bolster its position as a leading lifestyle-centric rewards programme, offering a myriad of ground and in-flight benefits for all members.”
Travel to and through Singapore continues to be restricted due to Covid-19 – sales of Vaccinated Travel Lane services were paused in December as the country attempted to avoid “the rapid spread of the Omicron variant”.