South African airline, Airlink announced on Wednesday it will partner with Discovery Vitality and offer discounts of up to 75% on both local and regional flights.
Kulula are partners with the Discovery’s Vitality Travel platform, and will now have to share the space with Airlink.
In a statement, Airlink boasted being Africa’s largest independent airline with a growing fleet of more than 50 modern jetliners serving over 45 destinations in 13 African countries. Discovery is a publicly traded South African headquartered financial services business. It’s Global Vitality Network, which is an alliance of some of the world’s largest insurers, has over 20 million members.
“Discovery and Vitality were obvious partners for Airlink. We have a common approach to creating sustainable business built on providing great value for our customers, who are at the centre of everything we do,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
The partnership has many advantages
According to Airlink, the partnership has many advantages for Vitality members which includes significant discounts on flights, accommodation, car hire and holiday packages. All members will qualify for a 10% base discount on all flights booked on the Vitality Travel platform and members with Discovery Bank quality for between 15% – 75% off on their travel.
“Discovery clients value travel and we enjoy making their travel more rewarding. In a typical year, Vitality clients book more than one million flights and 100 000 hotel-room nights through Vitality Travel. From 2022, the new Discovery Bank travel platform will facilitate seamless bookings and great discounts on a wider range of local and international flights, accommodation and holiday packages based on Vitality Health, Drive and Money integration.
“The platform makes viewing travel options, making bookings and storing travel details much easier. Our partnership with Airlink and its network lets us offer Discovery Bank clients an extended local airline range, providing discounted flights to over 45 destinations across Southern Africa,” said Dinesh Govender, CEO of Vitality.