Payment processing solutions by US provider Elavon are to be integrated into the Amadeus Payments Platform (APP).
The agreement allows airlines to process their payments directly through the APP, to benefit from its tailored travel functionality.
Airlines connected to the APP can access Elavon’s advanced payment processing solutions to manage chargeback services and reduce the cost of card acceptance in more than 30 countries.
Elavon works with more than 50 airlines to manage their payment acceptance.
Celia Pereiro, head of travel payments at Amadeus, said: “Working with the number one airline acquirer consolidates the value that Amadeus brings to the industry with its payments solutions.
“We understand the unique complexity of processing payments within the travel industry. Backed by Elavon’s vast airline acquiring expertise, not only will our airline customers be able to expand their global presence, but they will streamline their payments processes, reducing card related costs and ultimately minimize this complexity.”
John Follert, senior vice president of airline acquiring at Elavon, said: “The combination of Elavon’s global acquiring capabilities and Amadeus’ world-class travel technology solutions is a real win for the airline industry as it brings a seamless booking and payment processing experience to consumers.
“Airlines will immediately see the value of this alliance as they find a variety of tools to optimise their payment processes in the Amadeus Payment Platform.”