Global Airlines has announced a new partnership with American Express, meaning high-spending Amex cardmembers can book tickets and benefit from exclusive offers with the airline.

Ahead of the planned first flight in 2024, American Express and Global will collaborate on bespoke offers for Amex cardmembers on the inaugural services between London Gatwick and New York’s JFK. The agreement will also see a range of exclusive fly-drive offers, hotel stays, and restaurant bookings made available to cardmembers.

Global hopes to commence operations with two transatlantic routes. Through the new partnership, American Express cardmembers will be among the first to be able to purchase tickets onboard the Global Airlines A380 aircraft.

‘Important step for the airline’

Commenting on the partnership, 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.”

Passengers booking to fly with Global will also be able to pay with American Express’ Pay with Bank Transfer solution, a simple way for consumers to pay directly from their bank account.Subscribe to the FINN weekly newslette