November 26, 2012
MUMBAI: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and American Express today launched the new Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card with a powerful proposition that offers Card members the quickest way to earn free travel with Jet Airways. The Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card offers Card members an earn rate of 6 JPMiles for every Rs.100 spend, making it the fastest ongoing JPMiles earn rate on all spending with no limit to the number of points earned. The Card rewards members with 20,000 JPMiles and a complimentary one-way base fee waiver domestic ticket on the very first charge on the Card, plus 10,000 JPMiles on applying before December 25, 2012.
The Card is powered by American Express’ renowned Platinum Service including 24X7 Platinum Concierge for assistance with personal services, Platinum Assist for all Card related assistance, emergency Card replacement and zero lost Card liability. The Card also offers compelling travel related benefits including complimentary American Express lounge access in Delhi and Mumbai, Priority Pass Membership, assistance with overseas VISA requirements, and overseas cash withdrawal with transaction fee waiver
The Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card offers a special 5% discount on base fare for ticket made on www.jetairways.com and www.jetkonnect.com. In addition, there is a 25% base fare discount on one domestic business class companion ticket for the first year only. Other Card benefits include priority check-in, excess baggage allowance and special dining offers of up to 25% off on American Express SELECTS program.
Mr. Nikos Kardassis, Chief Executive Officer of Jet Airways, said, “JetPrivilege is committed to significantly enhancing the options available to all its members. The Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card offers a wide array of offers and lifestyle privileges. It is a privilege to partner with American Express in view of its global network and wide variety of offerings for the discerning traveler. While American Express will bring in its expertise in credit cards and understanding of the affluent segment, Jet Airways’ strength lies in service excellence with a wide network, and making available rewarding experiences through the JetPrivilege Programme.”
“We are delighted to partner with Jet Airways to offer air travellers in India a Card that we’re confident they will find very rewarding. We’ve drawn on our extensive experience, working with leading airlines around the world, to offer nothing but the best to them. The Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card with its superior earn rate, access to airport lounges, Concierge service, emergency assistance and dining offers has been designed keeping in mind the needs of today’s busy travellers. We consider it a huge privilege to include Jet Airways among our world class airline partners and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship,” said Mr. Sanjay Rishi, President, American Express.
The Card is targeted at the rapidly emerging and large segment of successful and affluent people who travel frequently and have specific spending, payment and travel needs. This segment presents an attractive opportunity for both partners to invest in, leading to the launch of this new Card packed with one of the most powerful range of features and benefits in the airline co-branded Card industry. This Card is also the most powerful Card for JetPrivilege members and Jet frequent flyers.
Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card members can earn JPMiles for all spends across various lifestyle, entertainment, travel and everyday categories. The points accumulated with each spend will automatically be transferred to card members’ JPrivilege Frequent Flyer account each month. Card members will also get 5000 JPMiles and one complimentary one-way base fee waiver ticket on renewal of the Card every year.
About Jet AirwaysJet Airways currently operates a fleet of 99 aircraft, which include 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 11 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 60 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 18 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 6.06 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world. Flights to 73 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Milan, Muscat, New York (Newark), Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
About JetKonnectA consolidation of the erstwhile JetLite and Jet Airways Konnect brands, the new JetKonnect service is a dedicated product designed to meet the needs of the low fare segment. JetKonnect will also offer guests a Premiere service on nearly all domestic routes. With its mixed fleet of Boeings and ATR aircraft with over 500 daily flights connecting 52 destinations across India, JetKonnect provides more flexibility and choice to its guests, making it India’s largest low fare brand. JetKonnect’s convenient schedules, reliable service and low fares promise to bring greater value and a seamless flying experience to our customers.
© Jet Airways (India) Ltd.