ABN Amro, IA, MasterCard Launch Airline Debit Card

Mumbai, April 21: | Updated: Apr 22 2003, 05:30am hrs
In line with the shift in focus from credit cards to debit cards, ABN Amro Bank, Indian Airlines and MasterCard International have jointly launched Indias first airline debit card. Indian Airlines ABN Amro Bank Maestro co-branded debit card offers a unique set of monetary benefits and world class privileges to the cardholders.

The privileges offered by the card include a free membership of the Indian Airlines frequent flyer program, conversion of ABN Amro Bank reward points to mileage points, executive class air travel and bonus rewards on purchase of IA tickets through the card.

Says Indian Airlines chairman and MD, Sunil Arora, We shall offer a 10 per cent discount on tickets bought through this card at IC booking offices and also at offices registered with Indian Airlines.

Speaking on the occasion, ABN Amro Banks executive VP and country representative, Romesh Sobti, said, The rewards program and privileges offered by this card will allow customers to enjoy extra earnings by flying extra miles along with the benefits of banking services offered by ABN Amro Bank. MasterCard Internationals president - south Asia, Middle East and Africa, Sonny Sanmon discussed the strategy behind the card launch.