Discovery Bank takes off with SAA in new partnership following Comair grounding

| Bruce Whitfield interviews Discovery Bank CEO, Hylton Kallner.

  • SAA flights will now be available via Discovery's Vitality Travel platform

  • Discovery Bank clients will now also have access to SAA lounges

  • Discovery's new collaboration with SAA comes after the closure of Comair



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Discovery has confirmed South African Airways as its new flight partner following the closure of Comair.

The collaboration will see SAA flights being made available on the Vitality Travel platform.

It will also give Discovery Bank clients access to SAA’s airport lounges.

Prior to its closure, Comair served as a flight partner to Discovery, offering discounts to its Vitality members on Kulula and British Airways flights.

Airport lounges are popular. They're actually quite difficult to establish just given the limited real-estate. So we'll be investing significantly to upgrade the lounges.

Hylton Kallner, Discovery Bank CEO

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We envisage this to be a long-term partnership, hence the capital investment we'll be making in the lounges.

Hylton Kallner, Discovery Bank CEO

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The entire airport experience was important to us. We've rolled out fast-track priority lanes that allow our customers to by-pass and go through on an accelerated basis.

Hylton Kallner, Discovery Bank CEO

Listen to the audio of the interview for more.

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Discovery Bank takes off with SAA in new partnership following Comair grounding

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