Blue Panorama Airlines chooses SafeCharge for payments platform

Payments technology company SafeCharge has been chosen to provide its technology to Italian airline Blue Panorama Airlines.

The Uvet Group-owned carrier opted for SafeCharge because of its direct connection to Via and Mastercard, approach to counter fraud and automated  payments technology.

Blue Panorama Airlines operates domestic and international flights to more than one and a half million customers, specialising in services between Italy and Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. It also offers low-cost short haul flights through its Blue-Express brand.

One of the challenges the airline faced was the ability to accept payments across multiple channels.

SafeCharge offers cross-channel payment processing to customers that purchase flights through various channels such as travel agencies, online, and call centres.

Giancarlo Zeni, chief executive of Blue Panorama Airlines, said: “Blue Panorama is a quintessentially Italian company, dedicated to getting our customers to the most beautiful destinations in comfort and safety.

“We want to extend our reputation to our payments acceptance, and working with SafeCharge means we are giving customers the experience, reliability, security and choice of payment method they want, while keeping our business safe from risk of fraud.”

SafeCharge existing customers include El Al Airlines and several OTAs. The firm said it is rapidly expanding in the travel sector.

David Avgi, chief executive of SafeCharge, said: “We are excited to be providing Blue Panorama Airlines with both local and international payment methods processing as well as advanced risk management solutions.

“We are confident that SafeCharge’s secure, flexible and transparent payments processing will significantly contribute to enhancing Blue Panorama Airlines customer payment experience whether it is via travel agencies, booking directly on their website or through call centres.”

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