Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, and Al Hilal Bank, one of the leading Islamic banks in the country, have partnered to launch Al Hilal Bank Etihad Guest Visa credit card in the UAE. The programme offers UAE residents an attractive package of benefits including Silver or Gold Etihad Guest Tier Status with the first swipe of the card.
Hilal Bank Etihad Guest Visa Credit Cards are available in Platinum, Signature
and Infinite variants and offer a vast range of travel benefits, with a sign-up
bonus of up to 60,000 Etihad Guest Miles, which could be redeemed for a return
flight from Abu Dhabi to Etihad destinations such as Bangkok, Cairo, Frankfurt
or Seychelles. Guests will receive 15 per cent miles back when booking a reward
flight using their miles, and an annual bonus of up to 40,000 miles will ensure
members are rewarded on an ongoing basis.
Al Yousuf, Vice President Commercial Partnerships, Etihad Aviation Group, said:
“Our partnership with Al Hilal Bank and Visa provides our members with the opportunity
to earn Etihad Guest Miles on their daily spends from the first transaction on
this new credit card. Al Hilal Bank Etihad Guest Visa card users can choose to
access a host of exclusive travel benefits, discounts and rewards to complement
Al Menhali, Chief Executive Officer, Al Hilal Bank, said: “Co-branded cards
make an incredibly powerful customer proposition; they are good for the bank,
the airlines and most importantly, the customer. Signing this agreement with
the UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways marks a new phase of growth for the
Al Hilal consumer banking business.
one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, we are determined to
continually examine the market-place and come up with innovative offers for our
valued customers, ensuring a full range of facilities that meet their
lifestyle. By offering this co-branded card to our client base, Al Hilal Bank, Etihad
Guest and Visa have worked together to provide the very best-in-class benefits
across a range of travel and leisure facilities that enhance and reward their
travel experiences like no other card.”
the accelerated reward programme, Visa cardholders will receive up to 8.25 Etihad
Guest Miles per AED 10 spent internationally or on etihad.com, with up to 5.75
Etihad Guest Miles earned for every AED 10 spent on transactions within the UAE.
Additionally, customers can earn up to 10,000 Etihad Guest Miles every quarter
upon achieving their spend target*.
Khan, UAE General Manager, Visa, said: “As a global leader in travel co-brand
products, Visa is always striving to create more meaningful and rewarding
travel experiences for our cardholders. The partnership between Etihad Guest,
Al Hilal Bank and Visa creates great value for our cardholders and offers them
travel benefits on their Al Hilal Bank Etihad Guest Visa card that help enrich
their travel experiences while continuing to offer the freedom of acceptance at
more than 53 million merchant locations worldwide and peace of mind of being
protected by Visa's global, secure network that our cardholders have come to
expect from us.”
will enjoy access to selected premium airport lounges across the world,
enhancing their travel experience using LoungeKey. Guests holding the Visa Infinite
credit card will also benefit from complimentary airport transfers.
benefits include offers and discounts at prestigious hotels worldwide such as
Jumeirah and Fairmont, and on bookings made through agoda.com and booking.com. Al
Hilal Bank Etihad Guest Visa cardholders will also enjoy enticing discounts on
dining and shopping, as well as car rental.
Etihad Guest was launched in August 2006
and quickly established itself as one of the airline industry’s fastest-growing
and most innovative loyalty programmes. The programme offers members the
opportunity to earn Etihad Guest Miles with more than 100 partners. Miles can
also be donated to charity, redeemed against a selection of flights to over 80 destinations,
used to book over 300,000 hotels worldwide and to purchase hundreds of products
online at the Etihad Guest Reward Shop - representing an unrivalled loyalty
further information and registration for the Al Hilal Bank Etihad Guest Visa card
please visit: etihadguest.com/alhilalbank
and conditions apply.