Kuveyt Türk And Turkish Airlines Joined Forces With Miles&Smiles

The leading participation finance institution of Turkey, Kuveyt Türk has become one of the official partners of Miles&Smiles through an agreement with Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of our country. In addition to the Miles&Smiles credit cards that it will offer to its retail and corporate customers, Kuveyt Türk also made a debit card available that earns more Miles, which is a first in the sector.

Global Economy 13.10.2021, 10:00
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Kuveyt Türk And Turkish Airlines Joined Forces With Miles&Smiles

Standing out with its innovative products and services, Kuveyt Türk made another breakthrough in the participation finance sector. Kuveyt Türk became the first participation finance institution to be included in the Miles&Smiles partnership through the agreement it made with Turkish Airlines and Mastercard. At the press conference held at Sabancı Museum The Seed, Ufuk Uyan, CEO of Kuveyt Türk, and Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer at Turkish Airlines, gave detailed information about the Miles&Smiles partnership.  

Retail and corporate customers using Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Türk cards will earn Miles for their flights and shopping expenses with Turkish Airlines and program partner airlines. Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Türk customers, who will be able to purchase 'award tickets' to use on the flights of Turkish Airlines and program partner airlines with the Miles they have accumulated, and 'companion 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 terms of the level reached by participation finance and Kuveyt Türk"

Speaking at the press conference, Ufuk Uyan, CEO of Kuveyt Türk, said, "As Turkey's leading participation finance institution, we are glad to make another breakthrough in the participation finance sector. This time, we carry our firsts to the aviation industry. We are glad to be one of the powerful players in the privileged world of Miles&Smiles and the first representative of the participation finance world through our cooperation with Turkish Airlines and Mastercard. We find this partnership meaningful and valuable in terms of the stage reached by the participation finance industry and Kuveyt Türk. We wish that the agreement and cooperation will be beneficial for our country." 

"We are making another breakthrough by joining the Miles&Smiles partnership"

Emphasizing that they aim to contribute to transforming every journey into a meaningful experience through Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Türk cards, which will be offered to retail and corporate customers, Ufuk Uyan said, "In addition to the Miles&Smiles credit cards we will offer to our retail and corporate customers, we have also prepared a Miles-earning debit card in the sector. Through the Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Türk Business credit card that we will offer to our commercial customers, we also show our difference, and here we are making another breakthrough in the sector. For the first time, commercial companies will be able to use our Miles&Smiles Business card as well as private companies. In addition, our card will stand out with its Miles-earning structure through supplementary cards connected to the main card for the partners and employees of companies. Through the campaigns we will organize, we will provide the most appropriate benefits to our customers' expectations and needs. We are glad to join the Miles&Smiles partnership by making a breakthrough. I wish that this partnership will breathe new life to both the finance and aviation sectors." 

"Our members will be very pleased with the new agreement"

Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer at Turkish Airlines, said, "As Turkish Airlines, we have been striving to provide our passengers with a perfect travel experience along with safety and comfort in their travels, with the aim of achieving better since the first day of our establishment. Miles&Smiles, our loyalty program that we launched in 1989, continues to grow today as one of the best in the world with its 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 make you 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 Turkish Airlines, and Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası, 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 breakthrough in the sector: Miles-earning debit card

Issuing a Miles-earning debit card and making another breakthrough in the sector, Kuveyt Türk will offer its debit card customers the opportunity to earn 10 percent more Miles than usual. Having a structure that allows customers to earn more Miles more easily, Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Türk cards will stand by 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.

The Business card can also be used by commercial companies

Kuveyt Türk is making a breakthrough in the sector with the Miles&Smiles Kuveyt Türk 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 Türk Business card as well as private companies. In addition, the card will stand out with its Miles-earning structure through supplementary cards connected to the main card for the partners and employees of companies. Thus, expenses to be made on behalf of the company will be managed through supplementary cards, and miles can be earned from expenses 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 rates for earning miles, considering the daily needs of commercial customers in addition to their company expenses.  

You can find detailed information at https://milesandsmiles.kuveytturk.com.tr

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