British Airways announced a partnership with
Royal Bank of Canada to introduce a new Visa credit card designed to reward
Canada’s international frequent flyers.
Called the Royal Bank/British Airways Visa Platinum Card, it’s the only
credit card in Canada that earns cardholders rewards and services on British
Airways. Those international flyers will now be able to accumulate frequent
flyer miles faster with every card purchase, redeemable for flights and other
rewards, while receiving extensive features geared to their special needs such
as free out-of-country medical insurance and worldwide cash advances.
“The Royal Bank/British Airways Visa Platinum card is the ideal
complement to Executive Club membership,” said Bob Brunner, British Airways’
director of Business Travel Marketing. “Part of being the leading airline for
the 21st Century is offering the most attractive rewards to our customers.”
Every dollar of spending charged to the card generates one Executive Club
“mile.” Upon approved enrollment, each cardholder receives 5,000 bonus miles
and a complementary companion ticket that can be used in conjunction with full
fare travel in any class on British Airways. For each annual renewal a member
receives 2,500 bonus miles and can earn another complementary companion
ticket. Every dollar charged for British Airways products and services,
including flights and British Airways Holidays land products earns two miles.
“Mileage” can be redeemed for flights on any of British Airways’ airline
partners Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, America West
Airline, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, LanChile and Qantas.
“Royal Bank’s credit card strategy is to offer cardholders the widest
variety of options and features to meet their needs,” said Mark Tonnesen,
executive vice-president, E-Commerce and Cards, Royal Bank. “We’re very
pleased to partner with British Airways to offer customers this co-branded
credit card with superior rewards and benefits.”
Membership of British Airways Executive Club North America is free.
Further information can be obtained from The Executive Club Customer Service
Centre in Toronto (416) 250-9429 or Toll Free on 1-800-463-3932. For more
information on the Royal Bank/British Airways Visa Platinum Card visit the
British Airways Website at www.britishairways.ca or Royal Bank’s Website at www.royalbank.com/cards/ba.