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Payment logistics specialist GiroSolution, has entered into a partnership with the airline-owned payment network UATP.
This will immediately enable UATP merchants to offer and process additional online payment methods via existing infrastructure. UATP is accepted as a payment method by over 260 airlines.
The agreement will focus on guaranteed online banking-based e-payment methods, such as giropay, eps and iDEAL.
GiroSolution’s PSP platform GiroCheckout will work with UATP’s existing infrastructure to integrate alternative online payment methods with the airlines.
Germany’s second-largest airline, airberlin, is the first airline to take advantage of this payment solution.
Hermann Stengele, chief executive of GiroSolution AG, said: “Thanks to our partnership with UATP, we have significantly expanded the range of services for the GiroCheckout PSP platform which in return has made GiroSolution a highly attractive partner for international airlines.
“GiroSolution specialises in guaranteed online banking-based e-payment methods and deliberately entered into the partnership with UATP to make these technical processes easily available.
“The fact that we are also the processing partner for this service, rounds off our one-stop offer. We are delighted to have immediately won a high-profile customer, airberlin, who are currently implementing this solution.”
Ralph Kaiser, chief executive of UATP, added: “Our customers are always looking for alternative, country-specific online payment methods.
“We are delighted to have gained a partner in Europe in the shape of GiroSolution, which with its market knowledge and expertise in handling payments, can tailor its services to our customers worldwide.”