WestJet is launching a travel rewards credit card this fall, in cooperation with RBC Royal Bank and MasterCard. The new co-branded card will allow guests to earn WestJet rewards.
The new WestJet credit card, to be issued by RBC with MasterCard, will complement RBC’s other travel rewards cards. The bank expects the card to appeal to North American and Caribbean travellers who want to be rewarded by their preferred airline.
WestJet’s new rewards credit card will be the first MasterCard product offered by RBC in Canada. The launch is also expected to make RBC the first Canadian bank to begin offering both MasterCard and other credit card brands.
WestJet and its partners plan to release more detailed information about the new card when they launch the card in the fall.
Founded in the 1990s, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. The airline offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its fleet of 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The airline also has future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 Boeing 737NGs, bringing its fleet to 121 aircraft by 2013.