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Etihad and Visa Renew Loyalty Card Partnership for 7 Years

Visa will continue to be the exclusive partner for all Etihad Guest-branded loyalty cards in the UAE. The partners aim to provide unmatched benefits to cardholders and innovation in the payment experience.
Etihad Guest, the loyalty program of Etihad Airways, has renewed its exclusive cobrand deal with Visa. Their partnership in the UAE is extended for another seven years. This partnership enables Etihad Guest to grow its cobrand card portfolio with key financial partners in the UAE. It also drives innovation in the country’s payment ecosystem.

Visa and Etihad Guest: A Global Payment Platform for a Global Loyalty Program

Visa’s global platform, digital-first approach, and card benefits will further augment the growth of the Etihad Guest program. As global and UAE travel growth trends continue, this partnership will offer Etihad Guest customers market-leading customer value propositions. Benefits include a secure payment product with the benefits of earning miles and enjoying rewards such as global lounge access. At the same time, cardholders benefit from convenient services like concierge and insurance.
Etihad has six banking partnerships in the UAE, enabled through its cobrand partnership with Visa. As a result, Etihad Guest cobrand cardholders can earn rewards through everyday spending on their credit cards. They can apply rewards to satisfy their travel or lifestyle needs.

The Visa partnership complements Etihad’s current growth strategy as the airline expands its network. Etihad Guest offers members a greater choice of destinations to spend their rewards.

A Richly Rewarding Travel and Lifestyle Experience: Etihad Guest Loyalty Cards

Etihad Airways and Visa renew their exclusive cobrand loyalty card partnership for seven years.
Etihad Airways and Visa renewed their exclusive cobrand loyalty card partnership for seven years. Seated left to right: Dr. Saeeda Jaffar, Visa’s SVP and Group Country Manager for GCC. Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer, Etihad. Standing left to right: Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad. Andrew Torre, Regional President for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Visa. Source: Etihad Airways

Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer, Etihad, said: “With more than 9 million members globally, the Etihad Guest program offers our members and guests a richly rewarding travel and lifestyle experience. As two leading and trusted global brands, we’re proud to renew our exclusive partnership with Visa, giving us further ability to enhance and evolve the Etihad Guest program for our members in the UAE both locally and as they travel the world with Etihad. These are part of the exciting array of offerings we are adding as we further cement Etihad Guest’s position as a leading loyalty program across regions.” 
Dr. Saeeda Jaffar, Visa’s SVP and Group Country Manager for GCC, Visa: “This partnership not only strengthens Visa’s position as a global leader in airline cobrands but also enhances our ability to provide exceptional value to consumers in the UAE.  Soon, Etihad Guest Visa cardholders will be able to enjoy new payment products and benefits while enjoying convenient and secure payments at our more than 100 million merchants worldwide.  We are delighted to renew our partnership with Etihad Guest for another seven years. We look forward to delivering more value for our cardholders and Etihad customers as the airline and Etihad Guest program continue to grow and evolve.”

About the Etihad Guest Loyalty Program

Etihad Guest is a loyalty program offered by Etihad Airways, boasting over 9 million members worldwide. This program grants special privileges to members based on their Tier status. Besides earning and redeeming Etihad Guest Miles on Etihad flights, members can enjoy rewards from global travel and lifestyle partners.

Established in 2003, Etihad Airways is the national airline of the UAE. It has swiftly gained prominence and now stands as one of the world’s leading airlines. Operating from its base in Abu Dhabi, Etihad connects passengers and cargo to destinations throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. By leveraging its codeshare partnerships, Etihad’s extensive network provides access to many international destinations. Over the years, Etihad has garnered numerous accolades for its exceptional service, top-quality products, cargo offerings, and esteemed loyalty program.

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