Posted on 06/14/2011 at 16:18
airberlin opts for Wirecard payment processing solution
Experience in processing international airline payments a deciding factor
airberlin decides in favor of Wirecard AG. With roughly 34 million passengers per annum, airberlin is the sixth largest European airline. In addition to technical payment processing, Wirecard Bank will also perform part of the acquiring business.
In the wake of having forged ahead with extending its network of routes, its joining the oneworld alliance as well as its switch to the Amadeus flight reservation system, airberlin was looking for a specialized payment service provider with global expertise in the international airline segment. At the same time, the automation of back-office processes has achieved cost efficiency.
Ulf Gedamke, Head of Asset & Finance Management at airberlin said, “Our requirements in terms of flexibility and expertise are very high with our internationalization forging ahead so rapidly. Wirecard is highly experienced in the airline sector and has all the necessary interfaces with the relevant booking and settlement systems.”
Jörg Möller, Executive VP Travel & Transportation at Wirecard AG, added, “We’re convinced of our ability to support airberlin with its strategy since we have a unique portfolio of services we offer in the market, particularly for the airline industry.”