WestJet announced today it is teaming up with RBC Royal Bank and MasterCard for the upcoming launch of its new travel rewards credit card. The new co-branded card will allow guests to earn WestJet rewards. More details on this program will be unveiled this fall.
The new WestJet credit card, to be issued by RBC with MasterCard, will complement RBC’s other travel rewards cards and appeal to North American and Caribbean travellers who want to be rewarded by their preferred airline.
"As a leading travel rewards card provider we want to continue to meet the needs of all Canadian travellers," said Dave McKay, Group Head, Canadian Banking, RBC. "We’re thrilled to be chosen by WestJet, giving our clients who prefer to fly primarily with WestJet even more choice."
The new rewards card will be the first MasterCard product offered by RBC in Canada. This milestone is also expected to make RBC the first Canadian bank to begin offering both MasterCard and other credit card brands.
More detailed information about the new WestJet card will be released when the card is launched in the fall of 2009.