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Norwegian Reward launches credit card in the U.S.

Press release   •   Nov 05, 2019 11:30 UTC

Norwegian Reward launches credit card in the U.S.

Norwegian Reward partners 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 a key 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.”

About Norwegian Reward:
Norwegian Reward is one of the most generous and dynamic loyalty programs where members can easily earn CashPoints, the program’s proprietary currency, through booking Norwegian flights and stays at partner hotels, renting cars and shopping online. The Reward eShop, unveiled in November 2018, invites members to shop from over 550 top national retailers, including Bloomingdale’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Home Depot, Apple, Target, and more to earn a percentage of total spend in CashPoints. Accrued CashPoints are as good as cash and can be applied to future flights to cover partial fares, or an entire fare at any time or can be used to pay for extras such as checked baggage and seat reservation without any restrictions.

For complete details on what the card offers:

About Synchrony:
Synchrony is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries, including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. With more than $140 billion in sales financed and 80.3 million active accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to improve the success of every business we serve and the quality of each life we touch. 

About Mastercard:
Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard 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. 

Norwegian is a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is the world's fifth largest low-cost airline operating 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, the U.S and South America. In 2018, Norwegian carried around 37 million passengers. Norwegian has almost 11,000 employees and a modern, more environmentally friendly fleet of more than 170 aircraft with an average age of 3.8 years. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ for five consecutive years from 2015-2019 at SkyTrax World Airline Awards. The company has been named the most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes for the second time by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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