Monday,  January 30, 2023  7:51 pm

WestJet renews long-term extension of Mastercard agreement

WestJet renews long-term extension of Mastercard agreement

WestJet has renewed a long-term extension of its partnership agreement with Mastercard on its travel rewards credit card, WestJet RBC Mastercard.

The program allows the primary cardholder to take a companion on an annual round-trip flight on the same itinerary starting from $99. In addition to the companion voucher, the card also provides the first checked bag at no charge for the primary cardholder as well as up to eight additional guests travelling on the same reservation and offers a welcome bonus of 250 WestJet dollars. WestJet dollars act as cash and can be redeemed anywhere WestJet flies, at any time.

"Our long-term partnership with Mastercard ensures that our card members continue to get exceptional value and outstanding flight and travel benefits,” Ed Sims, WestJet president and CEO. “As WestJet moves to become a premium global network airline, our partnership with Mastercard and RBC provides best-in-class value to our guests."

The announcement comes just days after Air Canada and its partners finalized a purchase of the competing Aeroplan program.