Bank Muscat, Oman Air launch credit card
Muscat, September 30, 2013
Bank Muscat, a top financial services provider, and national carrier Oman Air, have joined hands to launch a feature-packed co-branded credit card that rewards customers on all transactions and adds value to air travel experience.
AbdulRazak Ali Issa, chief executive of Bank Muscat, said: “The synergy emanating from this partnership is unparalleled as the endorsement by Oman’s leading bank and the national carrier ensure the best value proposition for customers.”
“The unique Bank Muscat - Oman Air co-branded card is a prestige offering designed to elevate the banking and travel experience. The integration of banking and airline services emanating from the card offers a unique proposition to the largest banking and travel community in Oman.”
The card offers a slew of benefits and rewards, including membership to Sindbad Frequent Flyer Programme by the national carrier. Benefits accrue on all card transactions. For every RO1 ($2.59) spent on the card, cardholders are rewarded with two miles on Sindbad Frequent Flyer Programme. The accumulated miles can be redeemed for Oman Air tickets.
Attractive rewards have been lined up to welcome new cardholders. On enrollment, all cardholders will receive a bonus of 1000 Sindbad miles. The first 500 cardholders will also receive additional 8000 Sindbad miles. The annual subscription charge for the card is RO15.
Abdul Razzaq bin Juma al-Raisi, chief commercial officer, Oman Air, said: “Oman Air is proud to announce Bank Muscat as a new partner of Sindbad and mark the launch of Bank Muscat - Oman Air credit card.”
“The co-branded card outlines a remarkable milestone in terms of achievements by the two leading establishments and the collaboration represents a stepping stone for more to come. Fine products such as the co-branded card have been carefully tailored to satisfy customers as Oman Air strives to exceed customer expectations and endeavor to be the preferred airline of original choice.”
The rewards and facilities extended by Oman Air to Sindbad Frequent Flyer Programme members will also be available for the co-branded cardholders. The Sindbad Frequent Flyer
Programme privileges include dedicated check-in counters at Muscat International Airport, additional baggage allowance on Oman Air flights, discount at Muscat Duty Free outlets, Majan lounge access, priority baggage status, business class upgrade etc. In addition, cardholders can also earn miles which can be redeemed to purchase Oman Air tickets. The Sindbad Frequent Flyer Programme has over 40 partners offering Sindbad miles on transactions with them.
Bank Muscat and Oman Air will establish regular customer communication to enhance the card experience. As a privileged cardholder, customers are entitled to earn and accumulate Sindbad Miles on all card transactions and enjoy fast-tracking to Sindbad Silver Tier.
Cardholders will be among a select few for upgrade to the World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat, besides regular and exclusive promotions and offers available through Oman Air and tie-up with leading merchants and retailers. The card spells convenience with worldwide acceptance and facilitates secure online shopping, besides free travel protection insurance and 24 hour customer care.
Transactions are authorised using Personal Identification Number (PIN) instead of signature. The Visa card is accepted worldwide. – TradeArabia News Service