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14th December 2018

AirAsia launches credit card partnership with RCBC Bankard and Visa

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Cheers to a fruitful partnership during the launch in BGC, Taguig City. From left: Daniel Wolbert – Head of Sales, Visa Philippines, Mylene Bico – SVP and Segment Head for Business Development, Sales and Marketing, RCBC Bankard, Simon Javier Calasanz – President and CEO, RCBC Bankard, Capt. Gomer Monreal – Director of Flight Operations, AirAsia Philippines, and Sereen Teoh – Acting CEO, AirAsia BIG

AirAsia, Skytrax’s World’s Best Low Cost Airline for 10 years, has partnered with RCBC Bankard and Visa with the new AirAsia Credit Card in the Philippines. Along with their loyalty program, AirAsia BIG Loyalty will enable AirAsia Credit Cardholders to enjoy the lowest flight fares across AirAsia’s extensive network.

AirAsia credit cardholders get to enjoy exciting perks and privileges every time they spend using the card. Starting with a fantastic Welcome bonus gift of up to 8,000 BIG Points that will start them earning free flights when booking during the Final Call Sales; instant upgrade to the BIG Platinum membership status and Free Priority check in, boarding and baggage every time they fly with AirAsia; and, a spend per point conversion at Php 22.

AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “This dynamic collaboration between RCBC and AirAsia Berhad represents an exciting step forward in our on-going journey towards providing modern travel experiences for our guests. With AirAsia credit card, we are providing amazing opportunities and exclusive privileges for every guest to create memorable travel experiences whether they are on ground shopping, dining or flying to AirAsia destinations in the Philippines connecting across all ASEAN countries including Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East and Hawaii in United States. “

“We believe that the AirAsia Credit Card embodies the wanderlust spirit and the adventurous lifestyle of Filipinos. As such, it is also essential that the AirAsia Credit Card will be able to help Filipinos get access to financial services anywhere in the world. Adding to the travel benefits, AirAsia Credit cardholders will receive real-time SMS alerts service that lets cardholders have security and control over their spending; conversion of straight purchases to zero percent at three months with Unli 0 to up to 36 months installment term with UNLI Installment; access to cash anywhere in the world; free travel insurance and purchase protection; and, a worry-free and rewarding bills payment process.” RCBC Bankard Services Corp. President & CEO Simon Javier A. Calasanz said during the AirAsia Credit Card launching event held last November 14 at Marquis Events Place, Bonifacio Global City.

According to Stuart Tomlinson, Visa Country Manager for the Philippines & Guam, travel is one of the top categories of spend amongst Filipino cardholders. Based on Visa’s data, close to 10 per cent of Visa total spend is on air tickets.

“The partnership that we have with AirAsia and RCBC Bankard enables us to create a credit card product that encompasses all the exciting travel benefits for Filipinos. With this credit card product, Filipinos can enjoy flight fares at competitive prices and the travel benefits that come along with it, while earning additional rewards when they spend using their cards,” he stated.

Applicants can log on to www.rcbcbankard.com/airasia, www.airasiacards.com/ph or www.airasiabig.com/ph/en.


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