American Express Canada reaches Agreement with Aimia and Air Canada
13 May 2018
Market Insights | Financial Services

American Express Canada, a global services company has given its confirmation that it has reached an agreement with Aimia, Inc. (TSX:AIM) and Air Canada (TSX:AC) in order to extend its agreement in being a payments partner in the Aeroplan rewards program. The new contract continues till June 29, 2020.

Along with providing a suite of Aeroplan co-branded cards with specific benefits on Air Canada, American express also gives a facility to other Cardmembers those who are participating in its proprietary Membership Rewards Program allowing them to transfer points to Aeroplan.

Benjamin Smith, the President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada said that this agreement would give the card users of American Express and its members an added assurance as they move on to their new Air Canada program in 2020.

Rob McClean, the President & General Manager, Amex Bank of Canada said that they were delighted as this extension of the partnership would help them in maintaining the unhindered service to their Cardmembers and also allowing them to enjoy the access to the Aeroplan Rewards Program and the other benefits on Air Canada without any inconvenience.

Select Air Canada benefits like access to Maple Leaf Lounges as well as Priority Check-in will also be enjoyed by the Cardmembers without any difficulty. One of the fastest ways to earn Aeroplan Miles are AeroplanPlus cards.

About American Express Canada

Providing its customers with access to insights and experiences which assist them in building successful businesses, American Express is a global services company which offers a wide range of consumer as well as business products and was established in 1853 in Canada.

About Aimia

Providing its clients with the insights that they require to take better business decisions and

build appropriate and long-term relationships, Aimia. Inc. partners with different companies and

groups of companies, collects, generates as well as analyses customer data and builds insights.

Aeroplan in Canada and Air Miles Middle East are also a part of the businesses of Aimia.

Leading products as well as technology platforms like the Aimia Loyalty Platform – Enterprise

and Aimia Loyalty Platform – SaaS and other business insighs support the action for providing

loyalty strategy, program development, implementation and management services for some

other clients.

About Air Canada

With over 220 airports in six continents Air Canada happens to be Canada’s largest domestic and international service. The Middle East, Central America and South America, 59 airports in the United States, 98 airports in Europe, 64 airports in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, Asia and Australia are being provided with scheduled passenger service by Air Canada.

Apart from being a founding member of Star Alliance, which happens to be the world's most comprehensive air transportation network, Air Canada has received a four-star ranking by the independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.