The Wirecard Group is now collaborating with topbonus, the frequent flyer program of airberlin.
The deal includes a MasterCard credit card for topbonus participants in Austria. With the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard, customers can collect one award and status mile for each Euro spent on the credit card. Users can easily redeem these miles for flights with airberlin and NIKI or for additional rewards, starting with as little as 7,500 award miles.
In this collaboration Wirecard Bank AG is the issuer of the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard, which also contains a range of insurances, covering travel accident, baggage delay, delayed departure, hospital benefits, medical expenses and travel cancellation coverage. topbonus participants will be able to track their expenses using a dedicated webinterface that is integrated by Wirecard and optimized for PC, tablets and smartphones.
“Together with the Wirecard Bank AG, we offer our Austrian customers a credit card, with which they can earn miles with each payment. As we are distributing one status mile per one Euro spent, we set us apart from our competitors, because many of them release status miles only for flights. In addition, the suspension of the expiry of the award miles is another strong benefit for our members,” said Anton Lill, Managing Director at topbonus.
Based on collected status miles, travelers can reach different frequent flyer status’ such as Classic, Silver, Gold and Platinum. In addition, the topbonus shop offers non-frequent flyers with smaller mile budgets a wide range of rewards. Once a customer hits 2,000 miles, they will have a large selection of travel accessories, electronic, sports, leisure items and much more to choose from.
Alexander von Knoop, Executive Board Member at Wirecard Bank said, “We are pleased that we can issue the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard with topbonus in Austria. With the new credit card for the Austrian market, we have created an attractive product that bring many advantages for our customers.”