S7 - Bank of Moscow - Visa
S7 Airlines, the Bank of Moscow and international payment system VISA have launched a new product for travel lovers - a co-branded card “S7 — the Bank of Moscow - Visa”.
It combines all the advantages of the Visa Classic and Visa Gold credit and debit cards and has a modern eye-catching design.
Owners of the new cards automatically become members of S7 Priority programme and get an opportunity to collect bonus miles paying for daily purchases with the card and flying with S7 Airlines, its partner-airlines and using services of other numerous partners of “S7 Priority” programme.
When a Visa Classic card is issued the S7 Priority member gets 2,000 welcome miles, and 4,000 welcome miles in case of Visa Gold card issuance. The member receives 1 bonus mile for every 30 roubles spent with Visa Classic and 1.25 bonus miles for every 30 roubles spent with Visa Gold.
In exchange for collected miles a member can receive an award ticket or upgrade the service class on S7 Airlines flights and on flights of 12 major partner-airline companies1 of S7 Airlines within the oneworld global airline alliance.
An “S7 — the Bank of Moscow - Visa” card can have a credit limit up to 750 000 roubles with fixed interest of 19.9% or 29.9% per annum and grace period of up to 50 days.
All types of cards additionally provide for:
- free SMS reporting service;
- the S7 Priority programme benefits;
- discounts within the Visa Bonus programme for the Visa Classic card owners and within the Visa World of Benefits programme for the owners of the Visa Gold cards.
Natalia Konovalova, Vice President — Director of the Retail Product Department of the Bank of Moscow, said: «Together with the partners we have made a current offer for those who prefer modern ways of payment and travel a lot. This is an important step for the Bank of Moscow and its development of new products that meet specific needs of different client segments. I hope that our clients all over Russia who own credit cards will appreciate and enjoy our new offer».
Natalia Nikolaeva, Director of the Loyalty Program Development of S7 Airlines, said: «The new co-branded card does not only allow to pay for purchases in a convenient way, but also gives extra options for traveling. Together with the partners S7 Airlines offers flights to more than 850 destinations in 150 countries. By paying for everyday purchases with the card the owners can easily collect bonus miles — the only thing left is choose the destination for the next trip».
Andrew Torre, CEO of Visa in Russia, noted: «Visa has great experience in the implementation of such joint projects in different countries. Practice has shown that the co-branded Visa cards, especially with airlines, are used more often to pay for purchases than common Visa cards. In this regard, we welcome the new “S7 — the Bank of Moscow - Visa card which provides real options for saving personal and family budget and we are certain that it will become popular among travelers».
S7 Airlines (a brand of Siberia Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.
The airline has the widest internal route network in Russia, created on the basis of air transport hubs at Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines also performs regular flights to countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, the Near East, South Asia and countries of the Asia Pacific region.
In 2007 the company received an official IATA Notice of Record into the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), becoming the second air carrier in Russia to have successfully passed the full international audit procedure for compliance with these operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines is one of the most stable airline companies in Russia thanks to the use of the latest advances in the international passenger services field, and active development of its own services.
S7 Airlines was the winner of the Wings of Russia 2010 Award in the ‘Business Project in Civil Aviation of Russia’ category. S7 Airlines has also been winner of the annual People's Brand/Brand No. 1 in Russia award.
S7 Airlines currently owns one of the newest and most modern aircraft fleets on the Russian air transportation market.
The airline is part of the S7 Group.
1 S7 Airlines is a member of oneworld global aviation alliance together with world major airline companies — airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways и Royal Jordanian.