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ABK Launches New Premium Visa Cards with Emirates

Numerous benefits including airport lounge access to over 550 lounges worldwide!

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) in partnership with Emirates today announced the launch of two new premium Visa cards, namely the ABK Emirates Visa Infinite and the ABK Emirates Visa Signature cards. These products are the latest in a series of benefits resulting from the long-term commercial partnership between ABK and Emirates.

Designed to be a travel companion and equipped with the award-winning Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program, both ABK Emirates Visa Premium Cards will offer cardholders a variety of benefits including earning Skywards Miles for every KD 1 spent on their cards. Additionally, cardholders will receive up to 10,000 bonus Skywards Miles when using their premium cards during the first 3 months.

ABK Emirates Visa Infinite and ABK Emirates Visa Signature cardholders can also enjoy the exclusive “LoungeKey” program, which offers travelers unlimited, complimentary access to over 550 airport lounges worldwide, as well as local and global concierge services, free travel insurance and other luxury privileges. In addition, the card features include exclusive dining, shopping, sports, entertainment and travel discounts and offers, both locally and internationally.

“ABK’s unique collaboration with the leading airline, Emirates, powered by Visa's innovative payment solutions lead to the launch of this premium product offering.” said Garry Ceaplen, Assistant General Manager, Retail Banking at ABK.

“The new ABK Emirates Visa Infinite and Signature cards further reflect our shared commitment of delivering excellence and premium services to our customers. Our credit cards offer the most rewarding and exclusive products and services in Kuwait, as with the ABK Emirates Skywards reward program, it is possible for cardholders to spend, earn, redeem and fly with Emirates in seven days” added Ceaplen.

Commenting on the launch, Mohammed Al Nahari Al Hashmi, Emirates Manager Kuwait said: “We are always looking for ways to add value and further improve our Skywards offering, by allowing our passengers the flexibility to earn more Miles while using their ABK Visa Premium cards. These compelling benefits will provide exceptional value for our frequent flyers.”

Emirates operate seven daily flights from Kuwait and utilizes its iconic A380. Onboard, passengers can look forward to on-board Wi-Fi on the A380; world-class in-flight menus and the award-winning ice system with over 2,000 channels of entertainment. The airline also offers its passengers seamless connectivity via its hub in Dubai to over 145 global destinations.

Amit Vij, Visa Country Manager for Kuwait, added: “We are pleased to partner with Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait and Emirates to launch the new ABK Emirates Visa Infinite and ABK Emirates Visa Signature cards. The roll out of these premium cards is a major step forward in our partnership to enhance the ability to serve the travel needs of the travelers in Kuwait. Our recent Visa Global Travel Intentions Study shows that travel optimism is quite high in Kuwait, with over 91% of respondents in the country saying they plan to travel for leisure over the next year, which points to a growing demand for such travel-focused products in the market. Visa congratulates ABK for their efforts to promote cashless travel, and look forward to continuing to provide safe, secure and convenient payment solutions as the currency of choice for travelers in Kuwait.”

For more information on Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait please contact an ABK representative via ‘Ahli Chat’ or by contacting a customer service agent via ‘Ahlan Ahli’ at 1899899.