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News: Synchrony Financial and Cathay Pacific Airways Launch a New Card -

There is some big news in the sky with Synchrony Financial and Cathay Pacific Airways gearing up to roll out the Cathay Pacific Airways Visa credit card. The new co-branded credit card is slated to launch during the first quarter of the new year.

The Cathay Pacific Airways Visa credit card will come along with exclusive benefits and rewards geared for travelers who use the airline to fly to destinations across the globe in 42 counties and territories. Cardholders get access to special travel packages, along with multi-destination fares, purchases and services once they are approved for the card.

"We're pleased to further expand our credit programs in the travel industry," said Tom Quindlen, executive vice president and CEO, Retail Card, Synchrony Financial. "Cathay Pacific is renowned for their customer service and we look forward to ensuring this exceptional experience extends to the new credit card program with meaningful rewards and value for U.S. travelers. Whether they are a frequent flier or planning a special trip, Cathay Pacific travelers will enjoy having a new way to pay for their travel and the opportunity to take advantage of greater savings and benefits."

More information about the Cathay Pacific Airways Visa credit card will be available closer to the launch date.

Cathay Pacific Airways flies to Hong Kong and also 173 other destinations, with more than 100 flights taking off from half a dozen U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Newark Liberty, and San Francisco. The Cathay Pacific Airways fleet includes a wide range wide-body aircraft, including Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350, Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 equipment. More information about this carrier can be found on their website.

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This partnership with Cathay Pacific Airways comes on the heels of Synchrony Financial signing agreements earlier this year with a wide variety of retailers and merchants.

Many of these deals were credit card and finance extensions with retailers like Vaughan Bassett Furniture Company, Pandora, Lazy Boy, Stein Mart and P.C. Richard & Son.