Citi and American Airlines announced that following the integration of the American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles frequent flyer loyalty programs, Citi will exclusively issue new credit card accounts in support of the combined American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flyer program.
According to a release, the combination of the two frequent flyer programs is expected to occur in 2015.
Long-standing partners since 1987, Citi and American have together provided Citi / AAdvantage credit cardmembers with valuable travel benefits, access and memorable experiences, the companies said. Through this exclusive agreement, Citi and American have significant opportunity to grow their credit card portfolio and deliver enhanced value to Citi / AAdvantage cardmembers.
"American Airlines is celebrating a number of key milestones as we work through our merger integration and look towards building the leading global carrier," said Suzanne Rubin, President - AAdvantage Loyalty Program for American Airlines. "Citi has been a valued partner for more than two decades. As we work to integrate the two frequent flyer programs, we are eager to introduce new opportunities for Citi / AAdvantage customers across the expanded network."
"Citi's long-term collaboration with American has created some of our most successful products, substantial business and loyalty," said Ralph Andretta, Head of Product Management, Citi Cards. "This is a terrific time of opportunity for both Citi and American, and we are excited to extend our relationship and offer our shared customers more opportunities to earn and redeem AAdvantage miles around the world."
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