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NBK bank enters partnership with Turkish Airlines

By Leandra Monteiro

April 04, 2022

  • Airlines
  • Credit Card
  • Loyalty Programs
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NBKNational Bank of Kuwait (NBK) signed a partnership agreement with Turkish Airlines under which it provides the Miles&Smiles loyalty program in the redemption options of KWT Points earned on all payments made using NBK KWT Visa Infinite Credit Card.

This partnership is the first between Turkish Airlines and a Kuwaiti bank. It also enriches NBK KWT Points redemption program on all payments made using NBK KWT Visa Infinite Credit Card, which includes 5 airlines, and is the largest points redemption program in Kuwait.

National Bank of Kuwait customers will have the flexibility to choose the way they want to earn NBK KWT Points on all payments made using the NBK KWT Visa Infinite Credit Card based on their lifestyle; either the Spend Tier or Merchant Category option.

The earned NBK KWT Points can be redeemed through NBK Online or Mobile Banking whether as cashback directly to the card, travel booking at more than 800 airlines and 150,000 hotels, or e-vouchers from over 190 merchants, or points exchange with most preferred airlines. Customers can redeem NBK KWT Points up to KD 1,000 monthly. In addition, NBK KWT Visa Infinite Credit Cardholders can earn National Bank of Kuwait Rewards Points at over 900 participating outlets.

On this occasion, Hisham Al-Nusif, Deputy General Manager of Consumer Banking at National Bank of Kuwait said, “Partnership with leading institutions in all sectors as Türkiye’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines who flies to more countries than any other airline in the world, is a key pillar of NBK’s strategy to provide a full-spectrum package of top-notch services and offers to our customers.”

“Our leadership in providing exclusive and exceptional rewards is a key factor in enriching our customers’ banking experience. This leadership is clearly reflected in NBK KWT Visa Infinite Credit Card, with its unique lifestyle, benefits and offers that are designed to meet customers’ needs and expectations,” he added.

Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Turkish Airlines, said, “We are pleased to partner with a leading financial institution of NBK’s stature and to offer Miles and excellent rewards to the bank’s customers by redeeming points using the Turkish Airlines’ advantageous “Miles&Smiles” loyalty program.”

“Redeeming points with the “Miles&Smiles” Program offers customers Miles on a variety of airlines. The earned Miles gain customers award tickets, in-flight service, cabin upgrades, extra baggage allowance, as well as a variety of benefits ranging from education, health, to shopping services and more,” he explained.

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