HBL & Qatar Airways Bring New Credit Card for Frequent Flyers

HBL, Pakistan’s largest bank, and Qatar Airways have entered into a strategic partnership to launch a credit card tailored to serve the needs of the country’s swiftly growing frequent-flyer community. The HBL Qatar Airways Credit Card offers a wide array of services and privileges for cardholders to enjoy.

The card was unveiled at a grand launch event held at the Mohatta Palace on Thursday, 27 September 2018 in Karachi. The event was attended by Sultan Ali Allana Chairman, HBL; Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, Muhammad Aurangzeb President & CEO, HBL; Jacob Garlan Miller Vice President CRM and Customer Loyalty, Qatar Airways and Ish Jalal Vice President Commercial – Middle East & Pakistan, Qatar Airways along with senior management and select customers of both organizations.

HBL Qatar Airways Credit Card will be available in Platinum and Gold, empowering cardholders to accumulate Qmiles for everyday spending, including earning up to 1 Qmile for local currency spending of Rs 100.

Benefits of the New Credit Card

  • Earn Qmiles on all local currency spends
  • Earn accelerated Qmiles on all foreign currency spends and by booking your tickets at qatarairways.com
  • Joining bonus Qmiles when you activate your card in the first year
  • Bonus Qmiles on purchasing the ticket for your first flight with Qatar Airways through qatarairways.com
  • Annual redemption discount on accumulating Qmiles
  • Complimentary membership of the Privilege Club, Qatar Airways frequent-flyer program
  • Fast track Privilege Club membership tier upgrade
  • Redeem Qmiles for airline tickets to more than 150 destinations, for upgrades and excess baggage or use as an alternative payment option at Qatar Duty-Free at Hamad International Airport and Oryx Galleria in Doha
  • Enjoy complimentary access to airport lounges worldwide with VISA LoungeKey (for Platinum Cardholders)
  • Enjoy free access to CIP airport lounges across Pakistan for international flights
  • Exciting dining and lifestyle discounts at 150+ partners locally and globally

Chairman HBL, Sultan Ali Allana, thanked the dignitaries and valued customers for joining the HBL team on this momentous occasion. He further said, “Today, we have entered into a strategic partnership with Qatar Airways and we see our future in the context of long-term and sustainable association while creating the maximum value for our common customers.”

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said:

We are delighted to partner with HBL in this initiative. The HBL Qatar Airways credit card is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of Pakistan’s rapidly growing frequent flyer community and will provide cardholders with a host of benefits to make travel even more rewarding. We look forward to a mutually rewarding partnership with HBL, and to continuing to strengthen our commitment to travellers in Pakistan.

President and CEO HBL, Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb, spoke about the significance of this launch at the event, and said, we are delighted to be partnering with Qatar Airways to launch a product that fits well with the travel needs of our clients and offers them a range of world-class services. This strategic relationship will further our goal of providing superior financial solutions to our customers.

On display, at the launch event, was Qatar Airways’ award-winning Business Class experience, Q Suite. Patented by Qatar Airways, QSuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, as well as private cabins for up to four people with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the center four seats allow colleagues, friends or families traveling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialize together.

As part of the launch event, the guests participated in a lucky draw and three couples won a return Business Class ticket to a destination of their choice with Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways operates in all major cities in Pakistan, including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Sialkot with up to 68 weekly flights. This latest partnership with HBL will further strengthen the airline’s presence in Pakistan and will offer more areas of collective growth