OSLO: Norwegian Reward has partnered with Synchrony and Mastercard to offer a credit card in the U.S.
The goal is to offer an even better loyalty program in one of Norwegian’s most important markets.
“This is an important part of our global strategy. The U.S. is an important market for us and we’re ready to take our acclaimed loyalty program to a new level with an experienced and trusted partner, Synchrony. With unique benefits and innovative ways to earn CashPoints, the Norwegian Reward Card will attract new airline customers and entice deeper loyalty from our existing members,” said Brede Huser, Managing Director of Norwegian Reward.
Half of all transatlantic passengers are American, and the number is increasing. The U.S. is now the biggest market in terms of revenue, followed by Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. Norwegian Reward has more than 1.4 million members in the U.S. and over 10 million members globally. In 2019, more than three new members joined every minute and the program was also named Airline Loyalty Program of the Year for three consecutive years by the Freddie Awards.
“Synchrony shares Norwegian’s passion for innovation and technology by investing in next generation capabilities to create enhanced, frictionless customer experiences,” said Tom Quindlen, president and CEO, Retail Card, Synchrony. “We look forward to helping Norwegian attract and reward new customers for their loyalty.”
“As the travel vertical continues to grow and evolve, Mastercard is committed to providing products and services to support innovation in this segment,” said Linda Kirkpatrick, EVP Merchants & Acceptance for Mastercard. “Mastercard is thrilled to partner with Norwegian Air, and Synchrony to deliver a unique program, with rewards and benefits that connect consumers to their passion for travel.”