On 16 September，2013，in Air Macau Headquarter building， Air Macau and ICBC（Macau）held the joint press conference to announce the launching of ICBC AIR MACAU CO-BRAND CREDIT CARD in Macau.
In the conference, Mr. Cheng Wing Fai, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ICBC (Macau ) and Mr. Yang Jian Hua, Vice President of Air Macau delivered the speeches.
At the end of the press conference, the top management from both companies made a toast for the important achievement of the significant cooperation between ICBC(Macau) and Air Macau.
Mr. Zheng Yan, Chairman of Board of Directors of Air Macau and Mr. Zhu Xiao Ping, Chairman of Board of Directors of ICBC (Macau) and top management from both companies participated in the press conference.
ICBC (Macau) and Air Macau jointly issue the “ICBC Air Macau Co-Brand Credit Card” in Macau under the name of Visa and UnionPay. The two companies aim to launch a most exclusive aviation theme co-brand card which provides a wild array of privileges to satisfy customers’ needs of vacation, air travel, leisure, lifestyle and fashionable goods. It is expected to attract more local people in the middle to high income group to become high quality frequent travelers, and to promote business development through the offer of more aviation theme value added services.
Along with economic growth in Macau, living standards of local people are significantly improved. Macau has become one of the regions with the highest personal income per capita in Asia. The number of outbound travelers keeps on increasing every year. At the same time, since the return of Macau to Mainland China, business cooperation between Macau and Mainland China have become closer and closer. Business travelers travel even more frequently between the two places. ICBC Air Macau co-brand Credit Card can definitely expand the market of frequent travelers and upscale business travelers.
The design of both ICBC Air Macau Co-Brand Visa and UnionPay Cards features an aviation theme with the membership number of “Air Macau Privileges Membership” on the front. The accumulated points of the cardholders will be converted into mileage at the most preferential rate; thus, the cardholders can easier to accumulate enough miles for an award air tickets or other value added services. New customers of “ICBC Air Macau Co-brand Credit Card” will be rewarded 7,668 flying miles in the highest.
As a group member of ICBC, ICBC (Macau) has signature strength in assets financing, retail banking, RMB business, online banking, trade financing, technological platform etc. ICBC (Macau) also takes a leading position in credit card services in Macau. ICBC (Macau) has issued more than 100,000 credit cards up to now and is one of the largest credit card issuing banks in Macau. ICBC Macau has greatly improved its credit cards service standards and strengthened the product innovations in the past few years. The non-contact function cards, affinity cards and co-brand cards, which satisfy the needs of different customer groups, are widely accepted by customers. In the future, ICBC (Macau) will continuously enhance the services associated with the “ICBC Air Macau Co-Brand Credit Card” and strive to upgrade the card to the best and most exclusive aviation theme credit card in Macau.
Since Air Macau has successfully implemented the strategic transformation, the overall operation has been steadily into a positive cycle. The new routes have been constantly developed to improve the network steadily. The fleet has been gradually updated to make the cabin more comfortable. Meanwhile, the scope of Air Macau cross-industry co-operation is broadened. The brilliant product of Air Macau Holidays (air ticket plus hotel package) provides more choices and convenience for passengers. The passengers could enjoy the exclusive privileges provided by Air Macau Boarding Pass, which could provide discount in different businesses in Macau. Air Macau Boarding Pass Bonus is already a very distinct product in air industry.
Air Macau is the only one Macau-based airline. The carrier adheres to the management philosophy of contributing to the economic development, tourism industry specially, and serving the people of Macau Special Administrative Region. The launching the co-brand credit card is the result of win-win cooperation and will be realized the all-win result among the consumers and operators.