UPDATE 4/6/2019: Citibank has also announced changes to the redemption rates for AirAsia BIG and Asia Miles. The article has been updated.
Citibank’s Points Transfer programme allows eligible Citibank cardholders to redeem their rewards points for air miles with participating travel loyalty programmes. This month, Citibank will be revising the redemption rates for all of its travel loyalty programmes.
The new redemption rates will take effect on 6 June 2019, except for the AirAsia BIG and Asia Miles programmes which will see their new rates kick in later on 23 June 2019.
|Loyalty Programme||Previous Redemption Rate||New Redemption Rate|
|AirAsia BIG||3,800 points = 500 BIG Points||7,500 points = 500 AirAsia BIG Points|
|Asia Miles||3,250 points = 500 Asia Miles||7,500 points = 500 Asia|
|British Airways Executive Club||7,000 points = 1,000 Avios||15,000 points = 1,000 Avios|
|Etihad Guests||8,000 points = 1,000 Guest Miles||16,000 points = 1,000 Guest Miles|
|Eva Air MileageLands||12,000 points = 1,000 Infiniti MileageLands Miles||25,000 points = 1,000 Infiniti MileageLands Miles|
|Garuda Indonesia||9,200 points = 1,000 GFF Miles||18,000 points = 1,000 GFF Miles|
|Malaysia Airlines Enrich||10,500 points = 1,000 Enrich Miles||25,000 points = 1,000 Enrich Miles|
|Qatar Airways Privilege Club||9,200 points = 1,000 Qmiles||18,000 points = 1,000 Qmiles|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||3,500 points = 500 KrisFlyer Miles||7,500 points = 500 KrisFlyer Miles|
|Thai Royal Orchid Plus||11,000 points = 1,500 Royal Orchid Plus Miles||24,000 points = 1,500 Royal Orchid Plus Miles|
|IHG Rewards Club||6,000 points = 1,000 IHG Rewards Club Points||12,000 points = 1,000 IHG Rewards Club Points|
The revision will not be applicable to all Citi credit cards, however. The credit cards that will be affected by this change are:
- Citi Rewards Card
- Citi Rewards Platinum Card
- Citi Gold Card
- Citi Silver Card
- Citi Clear Card
- Citi Choice Card
- Citi Business Card (Personal or Business underwriting)
Meanwhile, the redemption rates for the Citi Prestige Card and Citi PremierMiles Card will remain unchanged and are not affected by the above amendments.
(Source: Citibank , )