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September 5, 2014

ENP Newswire - 05 September 2014

Release date- 04092014 - Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, launched a partnership programme with Raiffeisen Polbank, the leading commercial bank in Poland, offering a credit and debit card service to customers, making shopping and flying a more pleasant experience.

The partnership will allow Wizz Air customers to avail of discounted fares through a loyalty scheme programme linked to the new credit card. Each transaction completed with the Wizz Air MasterCard will add points to the customer's WIZZ Account.

Every PLN 5 spent with Wizz Air MasterCard credit card adds one loyalty point to the client's WIZZ Account while every 10 points can be converted to PLN 1 to spend on the WIZZ Account on any flight or service offered by Wizz Air. Additional points can also be collected during transactions made on (PLN 5 = 2 points). Credit card holders also obtain free membership to the Wizz Discount Club, which normally costs PLN 139, and 500 loyalty points (equivalent of PLN 50) for the first transaction performed within 6 months after obtaining the card. Applications for the Wizz Air MasterCard can be completed online, at one of Raiffeisen Polbank's 340 high street counters or over the phone by contacting the call centre. Card holders will bear no service fee in the first year (regular fee is PLN 79).

Raiffeisen Polbank and Wizz Air also announced additional benefits for holders of the debit card, MasterCard Debit Wizz Air, attached to any of the bank's checking accounts. A 12-month, free-of-charge, Wizz Discount Club membership is available and as a Club member, customers will be able to benefit from numerous promotions and lower Wizz Air fares.

The partnership is great news for all Wizz Air customers, especially following the recent announcement of new routes from Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk, Poznan and Lublin. The points collected when shopping with Wizz Air MasterCard can lower the price of airfares to any of Wizz Air's popular destinations.


Gyorgy Abran, Chief Commercial Officer of Wizz Air, said: 'The Wizz Air MasterCard credit card can give our millions of Polish passengers even more advantages by coupling the joy of shopping with the joy of flying. Any payments completed with our new credit card contribute to a rewards system that puts money right in our customer's WIZZ Accounts. I am thrilled about our new partnership with Raiffeisen Polbank, one of the countries' largest banks, and we look forward to reaching more customers with this fantastic offer than ever before.'

Piotr Czarnecki, Chief Executive Officer of Raiffeisen Polbank, added: 'We are pleased to be in partnership with Wizz Air, which will be further developed in the coming years, ensuring additional benefits for our customers. We've jointly created a very attractive offer, which will be surely appreciated by those who love to discover Europe by air, and Poles living across the continent. Our Wizz Air MasterCard not only makes the purchases even more convenient, but also allows to collect points which can be used to pay for airfares. Customers can also apply for the alternative debit card, MasterCard Debit Wizz Air, which gives them access to discounts when using Wizz Air services. The participation in our programme is well defined by our slogan: 'The smartest fly cheaper'.

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Source: ENP Newswire

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