Now you can collect, convert and fly with and Avios

New phase of partnership allows fans to use Avios on any flight at any time

Johannesburg, 27 March 2017 – The Best Low Fare Carrier Middle East/Africa for 2015, 2016 and 2017 (as recognised by, has today announced an exciting new development in its partnership with Avios, the global travel rewards currency, enabling kulula fans the opportunity to fly for less at the click of a button.

Not only will kulula fans who have joined Avios be able to collect Avios at a rate of three Avios for every R10 spent on kulula flights, but now they can convert their Avios to Travelbank credit for flights. Fans will be able to redeem in increments of a 1000 Avios, equal to R60 in Travelbank credit, which can be used on any flight, including airport taxes.

“We made a commitment to our loyal kulula fans to expand our partnership with Avios to include redemption capabilities and I am delighted to announce thatthis is now possible. As an added benefit, if fans don’t have enough Avios to cover the entire airfare, they will be able to use a combination of Avios and cash to pay for their flights. The partnership gives our fans more value for their money and rewards them for choosing to fly with us,” says Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing, Customer Experience and loyalty for kulula.

The following steps will assist fans to convert Avios into Travelbank credit in order to redeem on flights.

  • Step 1 - Visit the homepage and click on “convert Avios” 
  • Step 2 - Log into Travelbank with your kulula ID details (if you don’t have a kulula ID you will have to quickly create one)
  • Step 3 - Log into Avios with your Avios log-in details
  • Step 4 - Convert your Avios to Travelbank

To ensure a smoother, quicker conversion process to book kulula flights, fans are encouraged to create a kulula ID. By inserting their Avios membership number into their kulula ID, they will never miss out oncollecting Avios. Fans with an existing kulula ID can simply add their Avios membership number to their current profile.

Juliet Xavier, Head of Market for Avios in South Arica says, “At Avios we strive to continually provide customers withinspiring collection and spending opportunities. We are very excited about this new development in our partnership with kulula as it does just that by offering customers another great way to get savings on flights, giving them greater flexibility and convenience when it comes to travel.”

For more information on how to collect and use Avios for flights visit or alternatively to sign up to the Avios Travel Rewards Programme visit