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

CellPoint Mobile has partnered with UATP, the payment network owned and operated by the world´s airlines, to offer UATP´s member airlines additional access to mobile and card-based payment options, the company said.

Driven by customer demand for increased mobile payment flexibility, the partnership will provide UATP´s member airlines with immediate access to ApplePay, 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.

CellPoint Mobile, a global provider of sales and payment-side technology solutions for the airline and travel sectors, including airlines, ground transportation providers, hospitality firms and travel merchants. CellPoint Mobile provides companies with the fintech and travel-tech solutions they need to get to market quickly: booking, payments, alternative payment methods, ancillary sales, loyalty transactions, communications, stored payment capability, real-time reporting, reconciliation, connections to payment service providers (PSPs) and acquirers, and more. Serving companies on five continents, CellPoint Mobile has locations in Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, London, Miami, Dubai, Pune and Singapore.

UATP is 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.