Delta Air Lines and Corp
Banca introduced the Delta SkyMiles Corp Banca Visa Card last month in
Chile. The credit card, which is available in Classic and Gold levels, will
feature a variety of ways to earn mileage and will include many additional in-
country cardmember services.
All SkyMiles members and international travelers residing in Chile may
apply for the card. There is no application fee and the annual fee is waived
for the first year.
Card membership features a 5,000-mile bonus upon activation for the Gold
Card and a 2,000-mile bonus upon activation of the Classic Card. Cardmembers
will earn one mile for the equivalent of each U.S. dollar spent both in Chile
and abroad. Additionally, a 6,000-mile bonus is offered for both levels after
the cardmember reaches a spending threshold of $6,000 in the first year.
“Delta, Corp Banca and Visa are strong brands that have combined to
provide expanded benefits and service to SkyMiles members in Chile,” said
Christine Pierce, Delta’s director of Relationship Marketing.
Additionally, Continental Corp Banca cardholders are invited to enjoy the
benefits of the Delta Corp Banca SkyMiles card. Upon card activation, Delta
will credit accounts with SkyMiles equivalent to the total OnePass miles
earned through card spending.
“Visa International is excited about this newest Delta co-branded card
product, ” said Tom Shepard, executive vice president, Global Marketing
Partnerships and Sponsorships, Visa International. “Delta is an important
airline partner with an expanding route network to Latin America. This
partnership will continue to grow internationally with more program launches
This SkyMiles Corp Banca Visa Card is the first Delta co-branded credit
card offered in Latin America and the second card offered outside of the
United States. The SkyMiles Asahi Visa Card was launched in Japan last year.
Delta will continue to launch a series of credit cards in countries within its
international route system in 2001.
SkyMiles members may apply for the card at
http//www.corpbanca.cl or by calling
800 22 00 22 toll-free in Chile.
Corp Banca is part of CORP GROUP, an international financial holding
company founded by Chilean entrepreneurs to make investments in the Latin
American banking and financial sectors. Corp Banca aims at providing its
customers with the best financial products and excellent customer service. In
the past two years, Corp Banca has expanded its branch network from 52 to 128
branches and has relaunched mortgage and insurance businesses. Chilean
customers recognize Corp Banca as a leader in innovation. It brought the
first financial in-store branches to supermarkets in Chile, introduced the
current account which features automatic cancellation of credit lines, along
with several other major innovations.
Visa is the world’s leading payments brand and the largest payments system
worldwide. Visa-branded cards generate more than US$1.6 trillion in annual
volume and are accepted at nearly 20 million locations around the world. The
Visa organization plays a pivotal role in advancing new payment products and
technologies to benefit its 21,000-member financial institutions and their
cardholders. Visa is a leader in Internet based payments and is pioneering
the creation of u-commerce, or universal commerce — the ability to conduct
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Delta SkyMiles members earn mileage by flying Delta, the Delta Connection
carriers, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle and Delta’s airline partners. The
Delta SkyMiles program offers many other mileage-building opportunities,
including MCI WorldCom services, participating hotels, car purchases, car
rental companies, cruise lines, restaurants, mortgages with North American
Mortgage Company and Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate.
Delta’s goal is to become the #1 airline in the eyes of its customers,
flying passengers and cargo from anywhere to everywhere. Passengers already
choose to fly Delta more often than any other airline in the world on 5,196
flights each day to 353 cities in 59 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta
Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers, and Delta’s Worldwide Partners. Delta
is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance which provides
customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services.