First products from the new partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money, facilitated by Mastercard

Reward and Reward+ credit cards offer Flying Club miles on all spending which can be exchanged for Virgin Atlantic flights and more

All credit card customers have free access to Virgin Money Lounges and exclusive offers from the Virgin Group

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money have announced the first products under a new partnership between the two companies. The Virgin Atlantic Reward and Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Cards will enable customers to earn Flying Club miles when using their card, which can be exchanged for the full range of Flying Club rewards including flights and cabin upgrades.

1Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card

Earn 0.75 Flying Club miles for every £1 spent

Earn 5,000 bonus Flying Club miles with the first card purchase (within 90 days of account opening)

Earn double miles for all direct bookings with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays

Spend £20,000 in a year and choose a credit card reward (see below)

No annual fee

2.jpgVirgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card

Earn 1.5 Flying Club miles for every £1 spent

Earn 15,000 bonus Flying Club miles with the first card purchase (within 90 days of account opening)

Earn double miles for all direct bookings with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays

Spend £10,000 in a year and choose a credit card reward (see below)

Free access to over 1 million global hotspots via Boingo Wi-Fi

Annual fee: £160

Credit card rewards

In addition to earning Flying Club miles, Reward and Reward+ customers can receive further credit card rewards based on spending. Red Flying Club members can choose a free Premium upgrade when flying Economy, or an Economy reward companion seat which enables them to take a companion for no additional miles. Silver members can choose from these same options, as well as a Premium reward companion seat or a pass for a Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. Gold members can choose two Clubhouse passes, an Economy, Premium or Upper Class reward companion seat, or a free premium upgrade.

Oliver Byers, SVP of Sales and Customer Loyalty at Virgin Atlantic, said: “’We are incredibly excited to launch our new credit cards. With our cards customers can earn miles on their everyday spend to redeem for flights and upgrades and more. On top of that we’re offering our most valuable customers even more choice of rewards, so that they can create the Virgin Atlantic experience that suits them best.’’

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive at Virgin Money, said: “We’re delighted to be launching the first products from our exciting new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, in a market that’s seen greatly reduced customer choice in recent years. Together we are offering customers an easy way to earn Flying Club miles and access to a brilliant range of Flying Club and Virgin Group benefits, all supported by the outstanding service customers expect from the Virgin brand.”

All Virgin Atlantic Reward and Reward+ credit card customers have access to Virgin Money Lounges, where customers can relax, put their feet up and enjoy the surroundings. Membership is free, as are the refreshments, use of iPads, wi-fi, newspapers and facilities to help keep children entertained.

Customers also have access to a range of exclusive offers from the Virgin Group, including discounts on a range of Virgin products such as holidays, train tickets and experience days.

The agreement between Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Money and Mastercard follows Virgin Money’s decision in 2017 to switch to Mastercard for its entire credit and debit card issuing. The partnership will leverage Mastercard’s digital payments expertise and innovation capabilities in order to deliver convenient, safe and secure payments to all cardholders.

Mark Barnett, Divisional President for Mastercard in the UK, said:  “We know travel related benefits are often the most popular and in demand by cardholders, and these same travel hungry consumers have shifted much of their payment behaviour onto cards over recent years because of the security and convenience they offer over cash. So it’s all the more exciting that these new cards will enable users to accrue their holiday benefits whenever they spend, wherever they are in the world.”

Virgin Money is Virgin Atlantic’s preferred retail financial services partner in the UK. Further information on Virgin Money credit cards can be found at www.virginmoney.com

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