AirTran Airways and Barclays Launch the New AirTran Airways A+ Business Card
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways (NYSE: AAI), a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., and Barclays (NYSE: BCS) today announced that they now offer the new AirTran Airways A+ Business Card to small business customers. With already one of the lowest thresholds for earning rewards travel in the industry, the AirTran Airways A+ Business Card gives small business owners even more opportunities to earn reward travel, tools to help them better track and manage spending, plus other great benefits. Small business owners can apply for the card online now at http://www.airtranbizvisa.com. "The AirTran Airways A+ Visa card has been such a success that it was only natural that we would extend the benefits to our loyal business travelers," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. "Barclays was very receptive to our desire to create a separate program for business owners. The new A+ Business Card will give them the tools and flexibility they need to manage their business spending, while earning reward travel faster with their favorite airline." "Since business travelers are such an important target audience for AirTran, they wanted to design a special credit card offering that would give small business owners extra value in addition to the great benefits offered by the AirTran consumer credit card," said Chuck Moore, Chief Marketing Officer, Barclays U.S. credit card business. "With a low annual fee and features such as greater flexibility, reporting tools and a unique rewards program, the A+ Business Card is a compelling offering for business owners across the U.S." The AirTran Airways A+ Business Card rewards cardholders with the opportunity to receive up to 18 A+ Rewards credits -- more than enough for a roundtrip ticket. New cardholders are awarded eight A+ Rewards credits after their first purchase, and have the ability to earn up to 10 more A+ Rewards credits for balance transfers. In addition, cardholders earn two points for every dollar spent on AirTran Airways purchases, and one point for every dollar spent on all other purchases. There is no limit to the number of points that can be earned. The card has a low annual fee of $39. The new card also gives business owners the flexibility they need to better manage their finances, with simplified expense management, spend tracking and reporting tools, and a generous credit line up to $50,000. Business owners can request free additional cards for employees, enabling them to earn rewards faster, while easily controlling and tracking employee spending. The card also offers 100 percent protection against unauthorized charges anywhere the card is used -- even online -- with zero liability. About AirTran Airways AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers passengers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 56 destinations throughout the United States. The airline is the second-largest carrier at its hub, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and one of America's largest low-fare airlines. With more than 8,800 friendly Crew Members and free online booking on http://www.airtran.com, AirTran Airways makes travel both pleasant and convenient. The airline flies America's youngest all-Boeing fleet, composed of the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 and 717-200 aircraft. AirTran Airways was also the first to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class seating on every flight. For more information, visit http://www.airtran.com. About Barclays Headquartered in Wilmington, DE, Barclays, the U.S. credit card business, has more than 50 credit card partnerships with some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, educational and financial institutions including US Airways, AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Carnival Cruise Lines, TiVo, Gulf Oil, Harvard Alumni Association, and UBS among others. For more information please visit http://www.barclaycardus.com Barclays PLC is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. Barclays is one of the largest financial services companies in the world by market capitalization. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs 123,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 27 million customers and clients worldwide. For more information about Barclays PLC, please visit http://www.barclays.com Media Contacts: Tad Hutcheson email@example.com 678.254.7442 Judy Graham-Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org 678.254.7448 Donna Sokolsky, Sparkpr for Barclays email@example.com 415-962-8200 x222RELATED LINKS
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