Chase Adds Aeroplan to Transfer Partners, Will Issue Air Canada Card in US
Update 8/3/21: This is now live. Full press release can be found here.
Chase, the largest co-brand card issuer, and Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline and a Star Alliance founding member, have announced a strategic partnership that will make Chase the exclusive issuer of the airline’s Aeroplan U.S. credit card. As a part of this partnership, Mastercard will become the exclusive payments network for the new offering in the U.S..
The announcement comes one month after Air Canada launched its transformed Aeroplan loyalty program, which brings more value, increased flexibility and access to award tickets for Air Canada flights and many of its partners.
“We are delighted to partner with Chase and Mastercard to relaunch our U.S. co-brand credit card. Chase’s many strengths, including digital innovation, customer service excellence and a world-class brand, will help us deliver a best-in-class product for US-based Aeroplan members,” said Mark Nasr, Vice President, Loyalty and eCommerce, Air Canada. “The strength of the newly transformed Aeroplan program combined with this partnership will drive significant growth and engagement—focusing on the over two million U.S. residents with strong ties on both sides of the border.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Air Canada, a company we greatly admire, on a new credit card for U.S. consumers,” said Ed Olebe, President of Chase Co-Brand Cards. “We look forward to jointly offering innovative perks and flexible rewards delivered as part of the transformed Aeroplan loyalty program.”
The new Aeroplan Credit Card from Chase is expected to launch in late 2021.
Aeroplan Coming to Ultimate Rewards Program
Besides the Chase Air Canada credit cards that will come to the US soon, you will have another option to earn Aeroplan miles.
Aeroplan will become a transfer partner in Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program, starting in late 2021. This should be welcome news to many Chase cardholders, since you get more options for redeeming your points.