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bank muscat and Oman Air join hands to offer 35 per cent discount on air tickets

MUSCAT, 24 March 2015 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, and the national carrier Oman Air have launched an exciting joint promotion offering 35 per cent discount on Oman Air tickets booked through the call centre and retail outlets of the airline with Bank Muscat credit cards.

Bank Muscat credit cardholders can avail 35 per cent discount on economy and business class tickets for all destinations through the call centre (2453 1111) and retail outlets of the airline during the 3-day promotion period from 29 to 31 March 2015. The travel validity of the discounted tickets is up to 5 June 2015.

Tariq Atiq, Assistant General Manager – Cards & eBanking, said: “From time to time, Bank Muscat and Oman Air join hands to reach out to customers with unmatched travel, holiday and shopping rewards. Bank Muscat is delighted to offer the unique 35 per cent discount on Oman Air tickets to all credit cardholders of the flagship bank in Oman. The cooperation and partnership between Bank Muscat and Oman Air will continue to benefit customers in a big way, adding significant value to the card experience."

Tariq Atiq added: “Offering unique value proposition, Bank Muscat has lined up exciting promotions for credit cardholders. Every month, the bank will launch never-to-be-missed limited period offers presenting unique shopping, dining, entertainment and travel experience."   

Bank Muscat offers the widest range of credit cards with unique benefits, notably the co-branded Bank Muscat Oman Air credit card.  The feature-packed Bank Muscat Oman Air credit card offers a slew of benefits and rewards, including membership to the Sindbad Programme of Oman Air. Notably, benefits accrue on all card transactions. For every RO 1 spent on the card, cardholders are rewarded with 2 Sindbad miles . The accumulated miles can be redeemed for flight tickets and upgrades on Oman Air . As a privileged cardholder, customers are entitled to earn and accumulate Sindbad miles on all card transactions and enjoy fast-tracking to Sindbad Silver Tier. The annual subscription charge for the card is RO 15.  

The Bank Muscat-Oman Air card is a prestige offering designed to elevate the banking and travel experience. The integration of banking and airline services emanating from the card offers a unique proposition to the largest banking and travel community in Oman.

The co-branded card creates a vibrant synergy that allows customers to benefit from a world of exclusive privileges and benefits. The brand recognition offered by the dynamic card unleashes convenience and opens up a window of exclusive rewards while shopping, dining out or travelling anywhere in the world.

The unique card reflects an array of distinct lifestyle trends, allowing smooth access to almost everything in a secure environment – travel, entertainment or shopping. Created exclusively for a niche segment, the card is a value-added package aimed at offering a rewarding experience.

The rewards and facilities extended by Oman Air to Sindbad members are available for the co-branded cardholders. The Sindbad Programme privileges include dedicated check-in counters at Muscat International Airport, extra baggage allowance on Oman Air flights, discount on inflight Duty Free purchases, Majan lounge access, priority baggage status, Business Class upgrade and much more. In addition, cardholders can also earn miles which can be redeemed for flight tickets and upgrades on  Oman Air.

The card spells convenience with worldwide acceptance and facilitates secure online shopping, besides free travel protection insurance and 24 hour customer care.

The Chip & PIN card enhances security and gives peace of mind for all transactions, including everyday shopping. Transactions are authorised by Personal Identification Number (PIN) instead of signature.