Delta Air Lines has launched an innovative co-branded credit and debit
card program in Colombia with Lloyds TSB Bank, a leading United
Kingdom-based financial services group, and Visa International. The card
program provides Colombian residents new ways to earn award travel with
Delta’s SkyMiles program.
Delta and Lloyds customers in Colombia now have the opportunity to apply
for any of five new cards—Platinum and Gold SkyMiles Visa credit cards,
and the first-ever Platinum, Gold, and Classic SkyMiles Visa debit cards.
Colombia is the first country where SkyMiles members may earn miles for
using a co-branded debit card.
“We are excited to offer SkyMiles members in Colombia the opportunity to
earn miles with a credit card, a debit card, or both,” said Rick
Rasmussen, Delta’s general manager of International Partnerships. “With
this new partnership, Delta now offers co-branded Visa cards in nine
international markets and we look forward to expanding our SkyMiles card
programs to meet the needs of many more Delta customers around the world.”
As an introductory offer, customers who choose the Delta SkyMiles Lloyds
Platinum Visa Credit Card will be awarded 7,500 bonus miles with their
first purchase, and customers who choose the Gold credit card will be
awarded 5,000 bonus miles. In addition, cardholders will earn one mile for
every U.S. dollar spent on both the credit and debit cards. Purchases of
Delta Air Lines products and services made with the cards will earn two
miles for every U.S. dollar spent.
Delta SkyMiles members earn miles by flying Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle,
Delta Connection, Delta AirElite and Delta’s worldwide partners, including
the airline’s SkyTeam partners. The program offers additional
mileage-building opportunities through SkyMiles partners such as the Delta
SkyMiles Credit Cards, leading hotels, car rental companies, and
restaurants. Miles may be redeemed for upgrades, Crown Room Club
memberships and Award Travel to more than 400 worldwide destinations.