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Kuveyt Turk and Turkish Airlines join forces with Miles&Smiles

Kuveyt Turk, Turkey’s leading participation finance institution, has become one of the official partners of Miles&Smiles with an agreement with Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of our country. In addition to the Miles&Smiles credit cards it will offer to its individual and corporate customers, Kuveyt Turk also launched a debit card that earns more Miles, breaking new ground in the sector. Kuveyt Turk aims to contribute to the transformation of every journey into a meaningful experience with the Miles&Smiles cards it will offer to its customers with the motto “Another experience, another you.”

Standing out with its innovative products and services, Kuveyt Turk broke new ground in the participation finance sector. Kuveyt Turk became the first participation finance institution to be included in the Miles&Smiles partnership with the agreement it made with Turkish Airlines and Mastercard. At the press conference held at Sabanci Museum The Seed, Kuveyt Turk General Manager Ufuk Uyan and Turkish Airlines Marketing and Sales Assistant General Manager Ahmet Olmis gave detailed information about the Miles&Smiles partnership.

Individual and corporate customers using Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Turk cards will earn Miles for their flights and shopping expenses with Turkish Airlines and program partner airlines. Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Turk customers, who will be able to buy ‘reward tickets’ to be used on flights of Turkish Airlines and program partner airlines with the Miles they have accumulated, and ‘accompany tickets’ that can be used on Turkish Airlines flights, will also be able to spend Miles at contracted program partners or benefit from free cabin upgrade service.

“WE FIND THE PARTNERSHIP MEANINGFUL IN CONTEXT OF THE STAGE REACHED BY PARTICIPATION FINANCE AND KUVEYT TURK”

Speaking at the press conference, Kuveyt Turk General Manager Ufuk Uyan said, “As Turkey’s leading participation finance institution, we are happy to have achieved another first in the participation finance sector. This time, we are bringing our firsts to the aviation sector. Thanks to our cooperation with Turkish Airlines and Mastercard, we are happy to be one of the powerful players in the privileged world of Miles&Smiles and the first representative of the participation finance world. We find this partnership meaningful and valuable in the context of the stage reached by the participation finance sector and Kuveyt Turk. We hope that the agreement and cooperation will be beneficial for our country.”

“WE BRING FIRST WITH THE MILES&SMILES PARTNERSHIP”

Ufuk Uyan emphasized that with the Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Turk cards, which will be offered to individual and corporate customers, they aim to contribute to the transformation of every journey into a meaningful experience that leaves a mark. “In addition to the Miles&Smiles credit cards we will offer to our individual and corporate customers, we have also prepared a first in the sector and a debit card that earns miles. With the Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Turk Business credit card that we will offer to our commercial customers, we are also making a difference and breaking new ground in the sector here. For the first time, commercial companies will be able to use our Miles&Smiles Business card as well as individual companies. In addition, our card will stand out with its Mil-earning structure with additional cards connected to the main card for the partners and employees of companies. With the campaigns we will organize, we will provide the most appropriate benefits to our customers’ expectations and needs. We are happy to join the Miles&Smiles partnership by breaking new ground. I hope this partnership will bring a breath of fresh air to both the finance and aviation sectors.”

“OUR MEMBERS WILL BE GREATLY SATISFIED WITH THE NEW AGREEMENT”

Turkish Airlines Deputy General Manager of Marketing and Sales Ahmet Olmis said, “As Turkish Airlines, we have been working to provide our passengers with a perfect travel experience along with safety and comfort in their travels, with the aim of doing better since the first day of our establishment. Miles&Smiles, our loyalty program that we launched in 1989, continues to grow as one of the best in the world, with 13 million members, more than 200 program partners and the power of Star Alliance. We offer our Miles&Smiles members advantages not only during the flight, but at every moment of their lives. We earn Miles with privileges in 13 different sectors, and we welcome you back on our flights with award tickets. Today, we are pleased to announce the partnership of Miles&Smiles, the loyalty program of Turkey’s flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines, and Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, Turkey’s leading participation finance institution. I believe that our members, who are common customers of both brands, will be very pleased with this agreement.”

A FIRST IN THE INDUSTRY: A DEBIT CARD THAT EARNS MILES

By issuing a debit card that earns Miles, a first in the sector, Kuveyt Turk will offer its debit card customers the opportunity to earn 10% more Miles than usual. Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Turk cards, which have a structure that allows customers to earn more Miles more easily, will be next to their customers with lounge services that make travel easier, free travel insurance and parking services, as well as interest-free installments to be offered later.

BUSINESS CARD CAN ALSO USE COMMERCIAL COMPANIES

Kuveyt Turk is breaking new ground in the sector with the Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Turk Business credit card it will offer to its commercial customers. For the first time, commercial companies will be able to use the Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Turk Business card as well as individual companies. In addition, the card will come to the fore with its structure that earns miles with additional cards connected to the main card for the partners and employees of the companies. Thus, expenditures to be made on behalf of the company will be managed with additional cards and miles can be earned from expenditures made. Those who use the main card or supplementary card will be able to use the earned miles on their flights or other needs. The business credit card will draw attention with its high mileage earning rates, considering the daily needs of commercial customers in addition to their company expenses.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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