Global Airlines signs payments partnership with American Express

By Gloria Methri


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American Express, Global Airlines, Payments Processing, Pay with Bank Transfer, Direct Bank Payments, FinTech, UK Global Airlines, the UK-based long-haul airline, has announced a partnership with American Express, enabling Amex Cardmembers to book tickets and benefit from exclusive offers with the airline.

Ahead of the first flight in 2024, American Express and Global will collaborate on bespoke offers for Amex Cardmembers on the inaugural services between London Gatwick and New York’s JFK.

The agreement will also see a range of exclusive fly-drive offers, hotel stays, and restaurant bookings made available to Cardmembers.

Through the new partnership, American Express Cardmembers will be among the first to be able to purchase tickets across all three cabins onboard the Global Airlines A380 aircraft; First, Business, and Economy.

CEO and Founder of Global Airlines, James Asquith said, “Teaming up with American Express to provide its Cardmembers with exclusive offers and promotions and the chance to join us on some of our very first flights, alongside delivering a best-in-class payments experience, is a really important step for the airline. Both Global Airlines and Amex are united by a desire to offer the best possible customer service and experience, and I can’t wait to encourage as many of its Cardmembers as possible to go Global when flying transatlantic.”

Dan Edelman, Vice President and General Manager, of UK Merchant Services at American Express, said, “We are committed to ensuring that Amex is accepted wherever our Cardmembers want to spend, so are delighted to bring them the opportunity to be among the first passengers on Global Airlines. With our long history in travel, this new partnership is hugely exciting for us.”

Passengers booking to fly with Global will also be able to pay with American Express’ ‘Pay with Bank Transfer’ solution to pay directly from their bank account. The announcement was made at the airline’s “Welcome Onboard” event, held at Kettner’s, Soho House on Thursday.

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