Global Airlines and American Express announce new partnership

Global Airlines, a recently launched global long-haul airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of Holiday Swap headquartered in London, United Kingdom, has announced a significant partnership with American Express.

The partnership aims to provide exclusive benefits and offers to high-spending Amex Cardmembers who wish to book seats on Global Airlines’ flights. The official announcement of the partnership was made at the ‘Welcome Onboard’ event held at Kettner’s, Soho House.

The collaboration will begin before Global Airlines’ first flight in 2024, focusing on the inaugural services between London Gatwick and New York’s JFK. American Express and Global will work together to create personalised offers for Amex Cardmembers, including exclusive promotions, fly-drive packages, hotel stays, and restaurant bookings.

Commenting on the partnership, the CEO and Founder of Global Airlines, James Asquith, said: ‘I’m delighted to announce our latest major partnership with one of the world’s leading brands. Teaming up with American Express to provide its Cardmembers with exclusive offers and promotions and the chance to join us on some of our very first flights, alongside delivering a best-in-class payments experience, is a really important step for the airline.

‘Both Global Airlines and Amex are united by a desire to offer the best possible customer service and experience, and I can’t wait to encourage as many of its Cardmembers as possible to go Global when flying transatlantic.’

Dan Edelman, Vice President and General Manager, UK Merchant Services at American Express, said: ‘We’re committed to ensuring that Amex is accepted wherever our Cardmembers want to spend, so are delighted to bring them the opportunity to be among the first passengers on Global Airlines. With our long history in travel, this new partnership is hugely exciting for us.’

Through this partnership, American Express Cardmembers will be among the first to have the opportunity to purchase tickets for all three cabin classes on Global Airlines’ A380 aircraft: First, Business, and Economy.

The airline also aims to attract business travellers with its newly designed and refurbished cabins.

Passengers booking flights with Global Airlines will also have the option to use American Express’ Pay with Bank Transfer solution.