Melbourne,
21
February
2012

Jetstar announces new Travel Card

  • Australian airline first - multicurrency travel card
  • Cost effective and easy to use with locked-in exchange rates and no monthly account keeping fees
  • Available and managed online through Jetstar.com/cards

Australia’s low fares airline Jetstar today announced the launch of the Jetstar Travel Card – a multicurrency card that will allow travellers a simpler, cost effective overseas travel experience.

The Jetstar Travel Card is a more secure, convenient and less expensive alternative to traveller’s cheques and currency exchange for travellers visiting one or more foreign countries.

The Jetstar Travel Card is another great value travel product that is available to Jetstar customers, in addition to the Global SIM, Jetstar MasterCard and Jetstar’s every day, accessible low fares.

Customers can apply for their Jetstar Travel Card via the Jetstar website, Jetstar.com/cards. Subsequent currency loads and card management can be done completely online; there is no need to visit a branch.

David Koczkar, Jetstar Chief Commercial Officer, said the introduction of the reloadable prepaid card gives travellers a value option and an alternative to traveller’s cheques and exchanging cash.

“In addition to the low fares and product choices the Jetstar brand is renowned for, the Jetstar Travel Card gives customers an easy option for managing their money while overseas.

“The new travel card offers users locked in exchange rates and no monthly account keeping fees, and it’s simple for people to top up their travel card account and convert currency online while travelling abroad” Mr Koczkar said.

Travellers who use the Jetstar Travel Card will avoid currency conversion fees on every transaction where the transaction currency is available on the card (see below); all to make the traveller’s experience more hassle-free, cost effective and enjoyable.

Nine currencies are available on the Jetstar Travel Card: Australian Dollar, US Dollar, Euro, Great British Pound, New Zealand Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Japanese Yen and Canadian Dollar. The Jetstar Travel Card can be used wherever MasterCard is accepted electronically at over 32 million locations worldwide.

Issued by Macquarie Bank, the card leverages Macquarie’s relationship with foreign currency provider OzForex. In addition to the new Jetstar Travel Card, Macquarie Bank has issued a Jetstar low-rate MasterCard and a Jetstar Platinum MasterCard.

Other features of the Jetstar Travel Card include:

  • Personalised multicurrency MasterCard delivered to your door (no need to visit a branch)
  • One card for purchases and ATM withdrawals
  • Online currency conversion capability 24/7
  • Multiple currencies on one card
  • Two cards – one can be blocked if original card lost or stolen
  • CHIP and PIN security for card present transactions
  • Card can be quickly and easily blocked if lost or stolen via call centre

For more information on the Jetstar Travel Card, visit Jetstar.com/cards.

About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific's largest low fares network by revenue.

It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand; Jetstar Asia in Singapore; Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam; Jetstar Japan; and, subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong.

Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 25 million passengers in financial year 2014.

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