Citi Adds Avianca LifeMiles to Growing Suite of ThankYou® Points Transfer Partners

Citi ThankYou® Premier and Citi Prestige Cardmembers can now transfer ThankYou Points to Avianca LifeMiles

NEW YORK--()--Today Citi announced that eligible US cardmembers can now transfer ThankYou Points to Avianca LifeMiles at a rate of one-to-one.

“As we continue to expand the redemption options within Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program, we’re thrilled to offer our cardmembers the ability to transfer ThankYou Points to LifeMiles”

As a member of Star Alliance, LifeMiles are redeemable throughout the Star Alliance network as well as on Avianca flights. Citi cardmembers that participate in ThankYou Rewards now have more options when it comes to using their points.

With the main goal of being the airline that connects the world to Latin America and to be the preferred Latin American airline in the world, Avianca works with the best people and the best technology for an exceptional experience. In 2017 the airline was rated “Best Airline in Latin America” by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards and “Best Airline in South America” in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2015 and 2016, Avianca was rated “Best Airline in South America and Latin America” in the Business Traveler North America Magazine.

“As we continue to expand the redemption options within Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program, we’re thrilled to offer our cardmembers the ability to transfer ThankYou Points to LifeMiles,” said Mary Hines, Global Head of Citi Rewards.

“LifeMiles is a great currency to hold, even for those who live outside of Latin America. Bloggers such as The Points Guy, who compare programs based on the value of their miles, regularly rank LifeMiles well above most other programs. In addition, LifeMiles is a perennial winner of industry awards, and has been named the program with Best Redemption Ability in the world by Global Traveler magazine for four successive years running!” pointed out Matt Vincett, CEO of LifeMiles.

The addition of Avianca’s LifeMiles program as a Points Transfer partner to the ThankYou Rewards program increases the breadth of the program by covering Latin American routes. Eligible Citi cardmembers can now transfer their ThankYou Points to LifeMiles frequent flyer program and travel to more destinations around the world. To transfer ThankYou Points to Avianca LifeMiles, call 1-800-ThankYou or log in at

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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About Avianca

Avianca is the commercial brand that identifies the passenger and cargo airlines integrated into Avianca Holdings S.A. With a human team comprised of more than 21,000 collaborators, the airlines directly service more than 100 destinations in 27 countries in America and Europe, with the aid of a modern fleet of 181 short, medium and long range aircraft. Through its membership in Star Alliance, Avianca’s travelers have access to destinations in 192 countries and 1,300 airports around the world. With 18,500 daily departures, passengers have access to 98% of the world’s countries. Its frequent flyer program has 6.5 million members. In addition to its passenger air transportation services, Avianca offers a portfolio of tourism services, cargo transport, courier and aeronautical assistance, through its Avianca Tours, Avianca Cargo, Deprisa and Avianca Services business units. During 2016, Avianca transported 29.4 million passengers. For additional information visit, and @avianca_com on twitter.


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