Citibank, Etihad ink miles agreement
Abu Dhabi, May 8, 2013
Citibank, has partnered with Etihad guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, to offer an Etihad guest miles redemption option on the bank’s premier miles credit card.
This collaboration further strengthens the unique rewards proposition which allows customers to spend on their credit card and earn Citi miles that can be redeemed across multiple airline partners. Etihad Airways is the third major airline to partner with Citibank on the premier miles card, a statement from the bank said.
Under the new agreement with the airline, customers are now able to transfer their Citi miles directly to an Etihad guest account. They will not only benefit from the opportunity to earn miles when they fly with Etihad, but also accumulate additional guest miles by transferring Citi miles earned every time they use their card.
As an introductory offer, Citibank premier miles credit card customers can benefit from a 20 per cent bonus Etihad guest miles offer when transferring their Citi miles to their Etihad guest account. The said offer is available on transfers made through June 30.
Navneet Kampani, Citibank consumer bank head, said: “Constantly developing the customer value proposition is core to serving our clients and developing innovative solutions. We continue to build strategic partnerships with leading airlines, hotels and travel service providers in this region to bring unmatched offerings to our clients.”
“The premier miles credit card is an unrivaled platform for both frequent fliers and holiday makers to earn miles on a daily basis and benefit from free flights and upgrades on the region’s premier airlines.”
Barry Green, Etihad Airways’ vice president of customer relationship management and loyalty, said: “We are delighted to partner with Citibank in Bahrain and are confident this partnership will provide more value to both our members and their customers.”
“We are pleased to offer premier miles credit card customers the opportunity to enjoy the same benefits as our member base of nearly two million. The programme offers members the opportunity to accumulate Etihad guest miles on flights with Etihad Airways and our airline partners.”
“Members also enjoy accruing miles with our global partners, ranging from hotel accommodation and car rental to retail and financial products. Etihad guest members can redeem against a selection of flights on more than 2,000 routes and more than 6,000 non-flight rewards from over 250 partners on the Etihad guest online reward shop.”
With this partnership, Citibank is now the only bank in Bahrain to offer rewards on all the four leading regional airlines. – TradeArabia News Service