New airline rewards card enters the Canadian marketplace.
TORONTO, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - Capital One Canada ( href="http://www.capitalone.ca/">www.capitalone.ca)
and Delta Air Lines ( href="http://www.delta.com/">www.delta.com)
announced a new partnership today with the introduction of the Delta
SkyMiles World MasterCard from Capital One and the Delta SkyMiles Gold
MasterCard from Capital One to the Canadian rewards card marketplace.
This is the first airline partnership for Capital One Canada and the
first Canadian credit card partnership for Delta Air Lines.
SkyMiles members living in Canada can already earn miles with Delta and
Delta partners, but with today's announcement, customers will be able to
earn Delta miles faster because they can earn on everything they
purchase when they use the new Delta SkyMiles MasterCard from Capital
One starting August 24, 2010.
"Expanding our suite of products into the airline rewards marketplace is
a natural move for Capital One," said Simon Maycock, VP Partnerships,
Capital One Canada. "With its global network spanning six continents, we
are confident that SkyMiles is the right partner for us to bring a new
rewards card option to Canadian consumers."
Delta SkyMiles World MasterCard cardholders will earn one Delta mile per
dollar spent, and double miles on Delta purchases, and until December
31, 2010, they will also receive a generous first purchase bonus of
25,000 Delta miles. To round out this competitive offer, cardholders
will be eligible to earn a 2,500 bonus for their first authorized user
and a 2,500 anniversary bonus.
"Capital One is a strong, new partner for Delta in Canada," said Jeff
Robertson, Delta's vice president, SkyMiles. "This addition provides
many more options for Canadian SkyMiles members to earn miles with every
The Delta SkyMiles World MasterCard from Capital One has premium
benefits that will appeal to seasoned travellers:
Travel emergency medical
Car rental collision/loss damage waiver
Trip delay and trip cancellation
Baggage delay and baggage loss
More information about the Delta SkyMiles MasterCards from Capital One
can be found at href="http://www.capitalone.ca/lp/delta-skymiles/world-mastercard/index.php?external_id=WWW_ZCGEK_ZD0_ZZZZPR_ZZZDP_ZZ_ZZ_T_DWRL29">www.capitalone.ca/delta.
About Capital One
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Capital One has offered Canadian consumers
a range of competitive MasterCard credit cards since 1996, when the
company first introduced the Platinum MasterCard in Canada. Capital One
Canada is a division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One
Financial Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE: COF).
About Delta Air Lines and the SkyMiles program
The Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple mileage-earning
opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection
carriers, Delta AirElite and other SkyTeam airlines. Additional
mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 140
worldwide partners such as the Delta SkyMiles MasterCard from Capital
One, participating hotels and car rental companies. Now in its 29th
year, SkyMiles is one of the longest-running and most successful loyalty
programs in the travel industry.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With
its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers
offer service to 367 destinations in 65 countries on six continents.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees
worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircrafts. A
founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in
the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM
and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers
customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam,
Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New
York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The
airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flyer program, the
world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite
service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide.
Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags
and review flight status at href="http://www.delta.com/">www.delta.com.
SOURCE Capital One Services, Inc.
For further information: For further information:
Laurel Ostfield, Capital One
Delta Air Lines