Avios and Chase Celebrate 26-Year Relationship with Contract Renewal

Today, Chase Card Services and Avios Group (AGL) Limited announced a multi-year extension to the British Airways Visa Signature Card. The announcement strengthens the mission between Chase and British Airways, to provide exclusive benefits and rewards for international and domestic customers.

Leslie Gillin, President of Co-Brand Credit Cards at Chase said: This extension builds on our rich history with Avios and British Airways “ spanning nearly three decades “ and reinforces our mutual commitment to enhancing the value and experience of our program in the years ahead.

As British Airways commemorates its 100th anniversary this year, we will also be celebrating with valuable product enhancements for our customers, added Gillin.

The British Airways Visa Signature Card is one of the first contactless credit cards issued in the U.S. and continues to deliver great value and first-rate travel perks. Current cardmembers can expect to receive the same great service and benefits currently offered with the card:

  • Three Avios per $1 spent on British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and LEVEL purchases
  • One Avios per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Automatic enrollment in the British Airways Executive Club
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Travel together ticket for cardmembers spending over $30,000 a year

With Avios, customers can book reward flights and just pay for taxes, fees and carrier charges in cash. Avios can also be used for hotels, car hire and Avios part payment “ reducing the cash amount paid for flights. When using Avios part payment, customers can pick from a range of savings by destination and cabin. Members will still collect Avios and tier points on these bookings.

Andrew Crawley, CEO, Avios Group said: We are always looking to work with partners that make collecting Avios more convenient and rewarding. We are thrilled to be extending our longstanding relationship with Chase, so that their customers can continue to benefit from a wealth of travel rewards.

In the fall of 2019, Chase, Avios and British Airways will announce new enhancements to the British Airways Visa Signature Card that were developed with cardmember feedback in mind. For more information, visit www.chase.com/britishairways.

About Avios

Avios Group (AGL) Limited operates the global Avios currency for the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus and Meridiana Club frequent flyer programmes; Millions of members collect Avios in over 220 countries world-wide. Part of International Airlines Group, Avios is headquartered in the UK, with a global office network in Madrid, Johannesburg and New York City. For more information visit www.avios.com

About British Airways

British Airways is the UK’s largest international airline and one of the world’s leading global premium carriers. Its principal place of business is London, the world’s largest premium travel market, with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports.

British Airways main home at Heathrow is Terminal 5, which has been voted the world’s Best Airport Terminal by airline travelers across the globe in the latest SkyTrax survey.

Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with its joint business agreement, codeshare and franchise partners, flies to more than 70 different countries. British Airways carries almost 40 million customers a year and has a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.

British Airways is a founding member of oneworld, the alliance of airlines around the globe, which together serves some 1,000 destinations across the globe. For more information visit www.ba.com

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of Americas households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: Nearly 5,000 branches, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to Chase.com.

Maria Martinez
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