ASCHHEIM, Germany, November 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- Flexible booking channel for travel agencies
The Wirecard Group is supporting the sales specialist Hahn Air with a new electronic industry solution, "HR e-Payment". This payment card for travel agencies is based on Wirecard's payment technology and banking licence. HR e-Payment now also enables travel agencies to process payments in more than 105 countries via the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP). A completely new payment option has been developed for the travel agent sector by combining Hahn Air's booking and ticketing platforms with the expertise of Wirecard as a payment specialist.
Hahn Air is a German scheduled airline that specialises in sales services for other airlines. The company works with more than 300 air and rail partners as well as with 91,000 travel agencies. It will now be using the UATP-based card, known as the HR e-Payment Account, which will be managed via Wirecard's payment platform. The cards are available to travel agencies for the payment of Hahn Air tickets in all sales channels and, in particular, for flights booked via e-direct® - the HR Booking Portal.
Jörg Möller, Executive Vice President Sales Travel at Wirecard, comments: "We combine different software technologies with our banking products, which results in disruptive industry solutions such as HR e-Payment by Hahn Air."
Wirecard AG is one of the world's leading independent providers of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. The Wirecard Group has been supporting companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. A global multi-channel platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods, supplemented by fraud prevention solutions. When it comes to issuing their own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, Wirecard provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products.
Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).
Wirecard media contact:
D-85609 Aschheim / Germany
About Hahn Air:
Hahn Air is a German scheduled airline that has specialised in sales services for other airlines since 1994. It is the largest company of its kind and is represented in 190 countries. The company works with more than 300 air and rail partners as well as with 91,000 travel agencies. The network of HR Ticketing Centres comprises 3,900 travel agencies worldwide, who benefit from additional advantages. Its services are solely aimed at airlines and travel agencies, rather than the passengers directly. Hahn Air is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Saspo Holding GmbH, an international Group based in Dreiech near Frankfurt, Germany, is the 100% shareholder of Hahn Air. The Group, which has offices around the world including Casablanca, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Manila, Minneapolis, Montevideo and Paris, achieves an annual global revenue of approximately USD 1 billion.
SOURCE Wirecard AG