• Joe Breitfeller

JetBlue and Barclays Renew Long Term Mastercard Partnership

JetBlue has announced a multi-year extension of their partnership with Barclays and Mastercard for their co-branded business and consumer credit cards. Barclays and Mastercard have been the exclusive issuer of JetBlue credit cards in the U.S. since 2016.


JetBlue Renews Long-Term Partnership With Barclays and Mastercard - Courtesy Barclays

On Monday (July 26, 2021), JetBlue announced a multi-year extension of their co-branded business and consumer credit cards with Barclays and Mastercard. Since 2016, Barclays has been the exclusive issuer and Mastercard the exclusive network of JetBlue’s co-branded affinity credit cards. Customers will continue to enjoy the same great benefits, as well as enhanced value from the new long-term agreement, including credit options for customers who may be unbanked or underserved.


In Monday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Vice President of Loyalty, Don Uselmann, said,


“We have had a highly successful collaboration with both Barclays and Mastercard. Building on our current best-in-class products, we are already acting on a plan that will disrupt the industry and bring even more value to our cardmembers. Over time, we will introduce an enhanced product set, reimagined benefits, and a high degree of personalization and choice.”


Also commenting on the multi-year partnership extension, Barclays US Consumer Bank’s Head of Cards and Partnerships, Bob Highland, said,


“During the past five years, we have built a sizeable credit card portfolio with JetBlue. We are thrilled to have the privilege to continue our strong and collaborative partnership, and we look forward to providing JetBlue cardmembers with robust rewards, benefits and experiences for years to come. Barclays’ ‘partner-first’ approach enables us to invest in highly customized solutions that outperform our brand-focused competitors in growing the size, scale, and customer penetration of our programs.”


Mastercard’s EVP Account Management for North America, John Levitsky, added,


“Mastercard’s suite of benefit offerings and Priceless platforms, coupled with the Barclays and JetBlue custom curated benefits, ensure that consumers can enjoy an enhanced travel experience from booking through departure. With cardmember needs at the core of the partnership, Mastercard will also leverage its Test & Learn platform and loyalty solutions to enable continued innovation within the card offerings.”


JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline® and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. During summer 2021, JetBlue will launch new trans-Atlantic service to London. JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.



Source: JetBlue