Members of South African Airways’ frequent flyer programme Voyager can donate Miles which are due to expire to a number of charities.
“Some of our Voyager members’ Miles are due to expire on 31 March 2016, and we encourage our members to redeem Awards timeously. Members who would like to donate their Miles to a good cause prior to expiry, can do so by donating it to a charity organisation. The charity organisations we support are the Reach For A Dream Foundation, Wings and Wishes and the World Wide Fund For Nature,” says Suretha Cruse, the executive for SAA customer loyalty.
A minimum of 6 000 Miles can be donated to any of these three charity organisations. A total of 8 063 237 Miles were donated since 1 April last year until 29 February 2015.
SAA Voyager has supported the Reach for a Dream Foundation since 1996, a foundation which encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses. Many of the dreamers want to fly, see the sea, or even go to Disney World. The Reach for a Dream Foundation uses the donated Voyager Miles to book flights for the dreamers and their accompanying family members. Last year 57 children and their families were transported.
Wings and Wishes (W&W) has been supported by SAA Voyager since 2014.
The Voyager Miles donated are used to transport seriously ill children, mostly from rural areas, to hospitals so that they can receive urgent and life-saving medical treatment.
Voyager partnered with the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) in 2013. The WWF is an international non-governmental organisation working in the field of the biodiversity conservation, and the reduction of humanity’s footprint on the environment. All Voyager Miles donated by members are redeemed for travel purposes allowing the WWF to be more active in and across South Africa focusing on priority projects such as fighting rhino poaching, promoting the better management of our country’s water resources and nurturing a new generation of leaders for the environment.