Eyad Sater and Karim Makhlouf
Gulf Air, BMI Bank in credit card tie-up
Manama, August 9, 2012
Bahrain’s national airline Gulf Air has tied up with BMI Bank for the bank’s new credit card, which will offer customers air miles on everyday purchases that can be redeemed towards the airline’s loyalty programme.
BMI Bank launched its Visa Platinum credit card yesterday (August 8). Customers will also automatically receive a complementary Falconflyer Silver membership for Gulf Air's Falconflyer programme (FFP).
The membership is equipped with a host of benefits, including access to the prestigious Falcon Gold lounges at airports across the world when they travel with Gulf Air.
"I am pleased to roll out our latest credit card in line with a commitment to provide customers with financial solutions that better suit their needs whilst rewarding them for their loyalty," BMI Bank general manager support services Eyad Sater said.
"Customers who shop with our Platinum credit card will receive one mile per BD2 spent locally," he added.
"We are proud to sign up with Gulf Air, our national carrier and a strategic partner to BMI Bank, and are confident that our customers will benefit from this alliance.
"We will soon be re-launching our premier banking proposition in line with what customers expect from us, whilst continuing to invest in our products and services to enhance their experience with us," Sater added.
"Gulf Air has been offering a range of incentives and benefits to its FFP members by joining hands with key commercial organisations in the kingdom," the airline's chief commercial officer Karim Makhlouf said.
"The agreement with BMI Bank is latest co-operation that allows its cardholders to enjoy the benefits of our FFP programme. It is a win-win proposition for Gulf Air as well as BMI Bank as members can enjoy the benefits that both organisations offer.
"The Gulf Air FFP is one of the best loyalty programmes in the region, offering its members a generous number of loyalty points and miles when they fly," he said.
"These miles can be exchanged for a number of benefits, including free flights, upgrades, lounge access and excess baggage as well as membership upgrades," Makhlouf added. – TradeArabia News Service