Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with European airliner SunExpress to process credit card payments in local travel agencies.
Wirecard reported that within the terms of the agreement, SunExpress uses the International Air Transport Association (IATA) interface in combination with the billing and settlement plan (BSP) through Wirecard’s digital platform in six countries worldwide. The BSP is the world’s most used system for straightforward processing of airline ticket sales. Speaking about the collaboration, Eckart Reiche, Vice President Sales Airlines at Wirecard, stated
“SunExpress is an established brand with a strong heritage, and also remains highly innovative. We are delighted to assist the airline in improving further aspects of their business – namely digitalizing and streamlining transactions via the BSP. Optimizing payment processes is key for airlines in order to meet increasing customer demand and we are looking forward to expanding our collaboration with SunExpress in this area.”
Fatih Meriç, Finance Director at SunExpress, went on to add:
“In order to maintain and expand our position as one of the leading leisure airlines in Europe, close collaboration with tour operators, travel agencies and our service partners is key. Through partnering with Wirecard, we are now able to optimize the digital processing of credit card payments in travel agencies. This enables us to further enhance customer service and brand loyalty.”