NEWS & ADVICE : CREDIT CARDS
Kingfisher Airlines, Airtel, Amex launch a co-branded credit card
By Vaibhav Aggarwal
Nov 5, 2007
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New Delhi: Fans of Kingfisher Airlines and Airtel now have another reason to cheer. The two leading service providers in their respective areas have tied up with the global credit card giant American Express to launch the `American Express Kingfisher First Credit Card`.

This co-branded credit card is expected to bring a host of benefits to its users. The 'American Express Kingfisher First Credit Card' has a reward program that will enable its members to earn free flights and that too four(4) times faster than any such credit card available in the market. Airtel has also jumped in and offered a unique feature whereby, Airtel customers will be able to convert Airtel calls into free Kingfisher flights.

Listed below are some of the benefits of this credit card:

  • The card members can  get 2 or more round trip flights with Kingfisher Airlines every year, simply through their everyday spend on the card.
  • It offers the world's leading membership rewards program with an industry best earn rate of 10 times reward points.
  • A customer can earn tickets faster by simply charging their spend on telecom services provided by Airtel, spend Kingfisher Airlines and with over 500 retail and dinning 'Platinum Partners'.
  • It also offers exclusive Platinum privileges such as Kingfisher Airlines King Club Gold Tier membership and special benefits from Airtel.
  • In the first year itself, the card will offer an outstanding premium value of more than Rs 50,000. 

Exclusively targeted at the young and restless, this credit card will reward them for travel, everyday spending and Airtel service usage.

Rob Hennin, Vice President and country manager, American Express India said, "Indian consumers are traveling more than ever before, and more importantly, are developing a taste for and demanding, premium products and service. In 2006, leisure travel in India totaled USD 350-400 million and air travel increased by 45% over the previous year. We`re confident that the American Express Kingfisher First Credit Card will provide the perfect solution for affluent consumers in meeting their travel and spending needs."

American Express, one of the largest issuers of credit cards in the world is rapidly expanding its product line and it offers a large number of credit cards to suit Indian customers. Some of the popular American Express credit cards in India are listed below:

  • American Express® Platinum Credit Card
  • Indian Airlines American Express® Credit Card
  • The RPM Credit Card from American Express® and HPCL
  • American Express® Gold Credit Card
  • American Express® E Credit Card
  • American Express® Credit Card
  • India Today Group American Express® Credit Card

In addition to the popular credit cards listed above American Express also issues some charge cards for Indian consumers. A charge card is not a line of credit and doesn't charge any interest. Any outstanding amount on the charge card must be paid on or before the due date. Some of the popular ones are listed below:

  • Indian Airlines American Express® Gold Card
  • Indian Airlines American Express® Green Card
  • American Express® Gold Card
  • American Express® Card

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