Burgan Bank launches new Co-branded Credit Card with Qatar Airways

May 26, 2014 10:01 am

Burgan Bank, one of Kuwait’s leading banks, Qatar Airways, flag carrier airline of Qatar and MasterCard today announced the launch of the new Burgan Bank Qatar Airways co-branded MasterCard Credit Card, which has been tailored to provide best in class experiences and benefits. The Burgan Bank Qatar Airways card with its Platinum and Gold variants will be offered on the MasterCard network platform allowing customers access to combined benefits and privileges offered by Burgan Bank, MasterCard and Qatar Airways.

The Credit Card will allow customers to convert their everyday banking transactions, into flight rewards, while enjoying an array of exclusive privileges and world class services from both Burgan Bank and Qatar Airways. The cards offer unrivalled Qmiles for every Kuwaiti Dinar spent, depending upon the card variant and spend location. Additionally customers are eligible to earn introductory Qmiles ranging from 7000 to 10,000 Qmiles. The Qmiles can be redeemed for selection of services such as complimentary flights, upgrades and excess baggage awards on Qatar Airways as well as all the partner airlines in oneworld alliance. oneworld alliance partner airlines offer flights to over 900 destinations across 160 countries.

Mr. Venkat Menon Chief Retail Banking Officer, Burgan Bank said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Qatar Airways and MasterCard to launch this exclusive card offering, which brings with it the best in class benefits. We truly believe that with Burgan Bank Qatar Airways Card we have created an exclusive and superior value proposition for existing Qatar Airways privilege club members and everyone who enrolls into the program.”

Mr. Rahul Kucheria, Qatar Airways’ Senior Manager Loyalty, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Burgan Bank and MasterCard to offer our Privilege Club members the opportunity to earn Qmiles on all spends. These Qmiles can be used for complimentary flights, cabin upgrades, duty free shopping and much more. We are certain our frequent fliers in Kuwait can truly benefit from the customer proposition this co-branded card has to offer.

Mr. Pankaj Kathuria, Area Head for Southern Gulf, MasterCard said: “Co-branded credit cards are growing in popularity across the region as consumers now look for customized payment solutions that simplify their lives, reward loyalty and provide real value. The newly introduced MasterCard Credit Card is a perfect combination of these elements and we are excited to join hands with Burgan Bank and Qatar Airways to develop this innovative payment solution. We are confident that Burgan Bank’s customers will enjoy the unique features and privileges offered by this co-branded credit card.”

The Burgan Bank Co-branded Credit Cards, depending on the card variant, offer the following attractive benefits to card members:
• Fastest way to earn Qmiles on everyday spend
• Up to 12000 Bonus Qmiles on upfront Annual Card Fee payment
• Enjoy benefits with oneworld alliance as a Privilege Club member
• Access to Priceless Arabia campaign from MasterCard
• Privileged Airport Lounge Access across Middle East
• Complimentary Local Concierge Services
• Peace of mind with Purchase and Fraud protection