Redesigned and upgraded Etihad Guest scheme now offers its 6.5 million members enhanced benefits.Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, said on Friday it has relaunched its loyalty programme, Etihad Guest.

The redesigned and upgraded reward scheme now offers its members significantly enhanced benefits, the airline said in a statement. There are currently more than 6.5 million Etihad Guest members worldwide. As part of the relaunch, members will soon be able to pay with Etihad Guest Miles for more travel ancillaries like economy space, extra baggage and insurance through the Etihad.com booking engine.

Upgrades and related services, such as excess baggage and taxes, will also be available with miles on Etihad.com. Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group said: ‘We are very proud of the Etihad Guest programme and through its well-timed relaunch are striving to deliver new and more innovative ways of rewarding the loyalty of our millions of guests worldwide, by removing restrictions wherever possible, and by providing a wider range of superior benefits and products, delivered to them with the style and professionalism they have come to expect from Etihad Guest.