CellPoint Mobile, UATP partner to expand airline network's mobile, payment capabilities

CellPoint Mobile, a provider of sales and payment-side technology solutions for the airline and travel sectors, has announced it has partnered with UATP, the payment network owned and operated by airlines, to offer UATP´s member airlines additional access to mobile and card-based payment options, the company said.

The partnership will provide UATP´s member airlines with immediate access to ApplePay, one of the world´s most popular payment methods, adding to UATP´s offerings for alternative payment methods (APMs) favored by travelers in different geographies. Airlines will also benefit through a reduction in both development costs and implementation times, and increased direct-channel revenues from the best-in-class mobile payment methods their passengers expect and enjoy using.

Airlines that connect to UATP´s Ceptor, a universal link to support alternative forms of payment with their native formats using the carrier´s traditional transaction processing requirements, will now have access to CellPoint Mobile´s Velocity payment platform and its variety of mobile APMs.

Velocity is a PCI-DSS compliant comprehensive payment platform that includes immediate access to multiple PSPs, acquirers and global consumer wallets, as well as additional services including dynamic routing, acceptance rate optimization, and pay-by-link capabilities.

CellPoint Mobile provides airlines, ground transportation providers, hospitality firms and travel merchants across the globe with flexible, configurable solutions that help them collect revenues from the mobile channel and profitably manage interactions and transactions from both the selling side and the payment side.

UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world´s airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream and DataMine, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management.