JetBlue Launches Two New Co-Branded Credit Cards With CIBC FirstCaribbean and Mastercard
JetBlue has today announced a new partnership with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Mastercard for the launch of two new co-branded credit cards for customers in five Caribbean markets.
On Wednesday (November 1, 2023), JetBlue announced the launch of two new co-branded credit cards for customers in five Caribbean markets in partnership with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Mastercard. The new JetBlue Mastercard and JetBlue Select Mastercard will provide cardmembers exclusive rewards, benefits, and an opportunity to earn TrueBlue® points that can be redeemed for travel to over 100 JetBlue destinations. From November 2023, the cards will be available to residents in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Cayman Islands. New cardholders will receive a welcome bonus of either 10,000 or 30,000 TrueBlue points by meeting the purchase requirements within the first 90 days of account opening.
In Wednesday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Vice President – Loyalty & Partnerships, Chris Buckner, said,
“As a leading airline in the Caribbean, JetBlue maintains its commitment to delivering innovative programs and products to more of our loyal customers in the region. We’re excited to launch our partnership with CIBC FirstCaribbean and Mastercard to offer our customers even more benefits. The JetBlue Mastercard and JetBlue Select Mastercard from CIBC FirstCaribbean provide our customers with added value and flexibility to earn points on their everyday purchases. With each purchase, cardmembers are one step closer to the destination of their choice.”
Also commenting on the new credit card partnership, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark St. Hill, said,
“We are delighted to join with our partners Mastercard and JetBlue, the preferred airline brand flying between the US & the Caribbean. Together we will make a formidable partnership allowing us to bring added value to JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty members regionally.”
MasterCard’s Country Manager – West & Dutch Caribbean Markets, Jimena Elia, added,
“We’re thrilled that our longstanding partnership with JetBlue is now expanding into the English Caribbean markets. Together, we’ve worked to develop a set of valuable solutions that deliver a trusted, convenient, and reliable payment experience.”
The JetBlue Mastercard by CIBC FirstCaribbean has no annual fee and allows cardmembers to earn one TrueBlue point per US $1.00 spent on everyday purchases, and two TrueBlue points per US $1.00 spent with JetBlue. The JetBlue Select Mastercard has a $99 annual fee and allows cardholders to earn one TrueBlue point per US $1.00 spent on everyday purchases and four TrueBlue points per $1.00 spent on JetBlue purchases. The premium card also includes additional benefits such as a free checked bag for the cardmember and up to three guests when the card is used to purchase JetBlue operated flights, along with a $100 annual statement credit on the purchase of a JetBlue Vacations package.