Tokyo, February 16, 2016 - Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. and All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) have entered into a partnership for the issuance of credit cards, and today began accepting applications for and issuing the “Rakuten ANA Mileage Club Card,“ a Rakuten Card supplemented with ANA Mileage Club (AMC) functions.
Holders of the Rakuten ANA Mileage Club Card will be able to earn either Rakuten Group’s Rakuten Super Points or ANA miles for credit card transactions, by choosing in advance between a course that earns points or a course that earns miles. The course can be changed even after registering, allowing cardholders to enjoy a course that matches their changing lifestyle.
Cardholders can earn one Rakuten Super Point per 100 yen (including tax), or one ANA mile per 200 yen (including tax), from purchases when paying with the card when shopping at various places including Rakuten Ichiba, department stores and restaurants*1, or when purchasing flights from ANA or Star Alliance Group members or on AMC related services.
In addition, the card also comes with functions of the Rakuten Point Card service and the Rakuten Edy e-money service. By utilizing both services, users can earn Rakuten Super Points in a wide range of everyday situations, including at convenience stores, department stores, restaurants and gas stations. Furthermore, cardholders can also utilize the SKiP Service*2, which allows customers to board ANA domestic flights without going through the check-in process at the airport.
To commemorate the launch of this card, users who have newly applied*3 for a Rakuten ANA Mileage Club Card and have made bookings on the ANA Raku Pack*4, a dynamic travel package of ANA domestic air tickets and accommodation facilities, will be presented with a coupon of a value equivalent to 4,000 yen, which can be used on the ANA Raku Pack.
Rakuten Group, which has approximately 106 million members (as of December 2015) and ANA, which has 29 million AMC members (as of December 2015), have been striving to improve customer convenience by providing exchange services for Rakuten Super Points and ANA miles. Through the launch of the Rakuten ANA Mileage Club Card, Rakuten Card and ANA are aiming to further enhance customer satisfaction.
*1 Transactions on Rakuten Ichiba will earn double the points, and transactions at stores affiliated with the point program will earn triple the points.
*2 The service enables customers who have already completed reservation, purchase and seat allocation to skip the check-in procedure at the airport and to proceed straight to the security check.
*3 Applies to people who have passed the card eligibility review process following application.
*4 The ANA Raku Pack is a dynamic travel package combining ANA’s domestic air tickets and accommodation facilities with rental car services.