American Express Middle East extends partnership with British Airways to offer flight savings

Press release
Published May 29th, 2011 - 09:25 GMT
American Express
American Express

American Express Middle East and North Africa announced today that it had extended its long-term partnership with British Airways to offer Cardmembers special discounts on online air fares. Until the end of the year, Cardmembers will receive a ten per cent online discount on flights from the GCC countries to the UK, US, Canada and select European destinations.

Cardmembers travelling in British Airways World Traveller, economy class cabin World Traveller Plus, premium economy, and Club World business class  from, Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh or Jeddah will be eligible for a 10 per cent discount on the fare, when they book their tickets online through American Express. The discounts, are valid both on return tickets, originating from the GCC countries.

“With summer travel on the horizon, leisure travel is expected to be on the rise in the GCC countries,” said Deepak Jain, VP Merchant Business and Strategic Partnerships, American Express MENA “This provides American Express with an excellent opportunity to build on our relations with existing partners and design travel-related deals that offer exceptional value to our Cardmembers. British Airways remains one of our trusted long-term partners, and we are pleased to tie-up with them once again for this special discount.”

“We are excited to partner once again with American Express, which is among the top brands in the world,” said Paolo Derenzis, Area Commercial Manager Middle East, British Airways. “This announcement is particularly well timed, coming just ahead of the busy summer travel season in the region, and we look forward to servicing both individual and corporate Cardmembers on their journeys to the UK, US and Canada.”

The 10 per cent discount on British Airways fares from the GCC countries to the UK, USA, Canada and select European destinations, is only available on payments made using a valid American Express Card, and are only applicable on the fare. Cardmembers who are British Airways Executive Club members can also earn BA Miles and Tier Points in accordance with the Executive Club terms and conditions.

This latest offer follows closely from the recently concluded partnership between American Express MENA and British Airways which offered Cardmembers 30 per cent bonus BA miles upon the transfer of their Membership Rewards points to the British Airways Executive Club programme.

Background Information

American Express Middle East

AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) - Since 1977, we have worked to make a difference in our customers lives in ways that matter most to them. We are a payments services company and we work hard every day to provide our customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business across the Middle East and North Africa. 

Today, we employ a diverse workforce of more than 500 employees, covering our consumer, corporate and merchant services in the region.

We are a joint venture company, owned by Mawarid Investment Limited and American Express.

British Airways

British Airways is a full service global airline, offering year-round low fares with an extensive global route network flying to and from centrally-located airports.


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