Chase Card Services, the co-brand credit card issuer in the US, in partnership with Avios Group (AGL) Limited, has announced the launch of the Iberia Visa Signature Card with an Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card following later this spring, the company said.
Both cards offer 3 Avios per USD 1 spent on Iberia, Aer Lingus, British Airways, LEVEL and OpenSkies, and 1 Avios per USD 1 on all other purchases.
The announcement builds upon the addition of Iberia Plus and AerClub, the airlines´ loyalty programs, as newest Chase Ultimate RewardsÂ® point transfer partners in late 2017. Eligible Chase credit cardmembers can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Avios in increments of 1,000 at full 1:1 value — meaning one Chase Ultimate Rewards point is equal to one Avios.
New Aer Lingus and Iberia Visa Signature Cardmembers in the US will be able to earn Avios by using their credit cards for travel to any of the cities in Iberia and Aer Lingus´ networks, as well as many other destinations with their redemption partners. The cards will also offer customers additional benefits including savings on flights, no foreign transaction fees, lost luggage reimbursement and auto rental collision damage waiver.
Avios Group (AGL) Limited operates the Avios reward currency for the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, AerClub, Vueling Club and Meridiana Club, as well as the Avios Travel Rewards Programmes in the UK and South Africa.
Iberia is the carrier on routes between Europe and Latin America and it flies to 131 destinations in 48 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and, starting in April 2018, San Francisco.
Aer Lingus operates 63 aircraft on routes to destinations in the UK, Europe and North America and carry 12 million guests per annum.