From now on, Wirecard AG will handle payment services in the field of card acceptance (acquiring) for the largest low-cost carrier of Central and Eastern Europe, Wizz Air, the headquarters of which are located in Budapest, Hungary. Regardless of whether a customer hails from Barcelona, London or Warsaw, should they wish to book their flight online at wizzair.com, they have a choice between paying by Visa, MasterCard or Maestro. Wirecard supports payment settlement in nearly 20 currencies.
Over the past twelve years, Wizz Air has become the largest low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe. With a total of 19.2 million passengers in 2015, the listed airline increased its passenger volume by 22% year on year. Wizz Air currently offers more than 460 routes to 38 countries in Europe and beyond. With the help of its ever-growing route network, WIZZ is democratizing air travel by offering low fares paired with excellent on-board experience.
András Sebők, Head of Corporate Finance and Fleet Acquisition at Wizz Air said: “Wizz Air is focused on every controllable cost item of this business. For us, service and innovation are a priority and we work hard to ensure that our passengers have a smooth and hassle free experience throughout all stages of their journey. One of the crucial elements is to give our customers the opportunity to pay in their preferred currency. Wirecard’s first-class global coverage and an optimum technical structure made the selection of our partner an easy choice for us.”
Eckart Reiche, Head of Sales Airlines at Wirecard, adds: “The partnership with Wizz Air for Central and Eastern Europe is really positive news for us. We will not only now be able to further expand our global portfolio, but also to demonstrate the efficacy of our payment platform. The airline is an innovator and receptive to the idea of using the latest technology and services. In our role as technology providers, Wirecard therefore identifies great potential in this partnership.”
The Wirecard Group supports all sales channels with credit card acceptance. Wirecard is a principal member of Visa and MasterCard, as well as having acquiring licence agreements with JCB, American Express, Discover/Diners, UnionPay and UATP.