DataCash Group Ltd (part of MasterCard Incorporated) a provider of multi-channel global payment processing services and advanced fraud prevention and risk management solutions to merchants and banks, announced on Monday that new European low cost carrier Volotea has selected DataCash to manage its international payment processing.
DataCash said it has initially deployed its comprehensive Global Payments Gateway to provide Volotea with multi-currency bank card processing and online transaction security technology and 3-D Secure, while further services are to follow. DataCash’s payment processing integrates with Navitaire’s New Skies reservations system which powers many of the world’s low-cost carriers. DataCash’s Global Payments Solutions also incorporates EuroCommerce expertise and technology.
Volotea is headquartered in Barcelona and serves European mid-sized cities with direct connections that bypass large hubs. Its operations will include nine 125-seat Boeing 717s based in three locations: four in Marco Polo airport, Venice; three in Nantes and two in Ibiza. The carrier will serve a wide domestic and international network of destinations from each of the three airports.
The new airline has been founded by Carlos Munoz and Lazaro Ros, who also previously co-founded European low-cost carrier Vueling Airlines. Munoz holds the position of CEO of Volotea, while Ros is the airline’s general manager.