WestJet Signs Long-Term Extension Of Mastercard Agreement
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
WestJet has announced the long-term extension of its partnership agreement with Mastercard on its travel rewards credit card, WestJet RBC Mastercard.
"WestJet RBC Mastercard cardholders have always had choice, flexibility, certainty and convenience," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. "Our long-term partnership with Mastercard ensures that our card members continue to get exceptional value and outstanding flight and travel benefits. As WestJet moves to become a premium global network airline, our partnership with Mastercard and RBC provides best-in-class value to our guests."
"Consumers today look for products and services that simplify their lives while bringing them closer to the experiences they seek," said Iain McLean, Senior Vice-President, Market Development for Mastercard in Canada. "We're pleased to extend and deepen our partnership, allowing WestJet RBC Mastercard cardholders to continue earning more WestJet dollars on their everyday purchases."
"As one of the top travel rewards cards in Canada, the WestJet RBC Mastercard will continue to give our clients who fly with WestJet benefits that enhance their overall travel experience," said Athena Varmazis, Senior Vice-President, Cards, RBC. "We know that Canadians appreciate consistency and transparency in their loyalty program, so we're thrilled that our key partners, WestJet and Mastercard, have extended their agreement which ensures we can continue to deliver unparalleled value to our cardholders." The WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard allows the primary cardholder to take a companion on an annual round-trip flight on the same itinerary starting from $99 plus taxes and fees. In addition to the companion voucher, the card also provides the first checked bag at no charge for the primary cardholder as well as up to eight additional guests travelling on the same reservation and offers a welcome bonus of 250 WestJet dollars. WestJet dollars act as cash and can be redeemed anywhere WestJet flies, at any time.
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