nasair and MasterCard Bring Credit Cardholders More Value with Travel Promotion

nasair, the Saudi National Carrier, and MasterCard, a global payments and technology company, today announced the first in a series of strategic initiatives being planned by the two companies.
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Nov. 21, 2012 - PRLog -- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – November 21, 2012: As of 13th November 2012, nasair will be offering MasterCard credit cardholders in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey, Egypt and Pakistan the opportunity to win nasair vouchers worth SAR 2,000 and the chance to avail of additional free seat selection when travelling with nasair. MasterCard will also be communicating their exceptional cardholder benefits to nasair customers via advertisements on nasair boarding passes.
When making flight bookings with a MasterCard credit card on the nasair website between 13th November 2012 and 15th January 2013, all cardholders from the participating countries will be entered into a weekly prize draw whereby 2 winners will receive a SAR 2,000 nasair voucher. Cardholders from participating countries booking during this period will also enjoy free seat selection on their nasair flight booking, saving up to SAR 100 per customer.

Captain Francois Bouteiller, CEO, nasair said: “We are constantly looking for new ways to reward and incentivize our loyal customers. Working with MasterCard, we have developed a great offer for our customers which will add even more value to their experience with nasair and we look forward to announcing the names of the lucky winners throughout November, December and January.”

He added, “We continue to work with major brands to enhance our customer offering and communicate our services to new customers. We are delighted to announce this promotion and advertising deal with MasterCard and very much look forward to this being the start of a successful and rewarding strategic relationship.”

Kashif Sohail, market manager, KSA, Bahrain and Pakistan, MasterCard Worldwide, MasterCard said: “We are happy to announce the first in a series of initiatives with nasair designed to bring value-added benefits to MasterCard cardholders travelling with the Saudi National Carrier. Travelling is an important priority for many consumers in the Middle East, and this offer is especially relevant for the coming months, as we expect to see many consumers taking a break towards the end of the year.”

“MasterCard cards are truly the perfect travel companion. Cardholders are now entitled to even more benefits when using their MasterCard credit cards to fly with nasair, ensuring priceless trips when booking online,” Sohail concluded.

This great offer will be communicated to all MasterCard credit cardholders in the participating countries via their issuing banks as well as to the entire nasair customer base. For more details please visit

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About nasair
Launched in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in February 2007, nasair, the Saudi National Carrier, has transported more than 9 million passengers and is a pioneering ‘Smart Airline’ thanks to its four core values of: Being on Time, Competitive Fares, Young Fleet and Smart Services. nasair pioneering Smart Services include being the first Saudi airline to offer full mobile booking solutions and other services such as web check-in and advance seat selection. Serving passengers with over 500 weekly flights, the young nasair fleet consists of 16 aircraft and its network covers 6 Saudi cities and 18 international destinations in the region. The fleet is considered the youngest in the region with Airbus A320s and Embraer E190s flying passengers in complete comfort, made even more accessible by the competitive pricing.

About MasterCard Worldwide
MasterCard ,, is a global payments and technology company. It operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews,  join the conversation on Cashless Conversations Blog and subscribe for the latest news.

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