MUNICH, Germany, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Wirecard AG, provider of a globally accepted payment gateway with a worldwide customer base, is partnering SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, to take over its payment services for credit card processing and risk management.
SriLankan Airlines has a global flight network of 64 destinations in 34 countries and is to become a full member of the oneworld air travel alliance by the end of 2013.
Trusted by many airlines and businesses worldwide, Wirecard not only provides a more stable payment gateway for the passengers but also it will grant faster accessibility for the travellers, booking from outside Sri Lanka. With the new partnership, Sri Lankan Airlines will also be able to collect payments through other cards which are not accepted currently.
Moreover, the payment gateway of Wirecard comes with a sophisticated fraud prevention system that enables SriLankan Internet Booking Engine (IBE) to detect suspicious bookings.
SriLankan Airlines, Head of Worldwide Sales, Lal Perera, said: "As part of our planned membership of the oneworld alliance, we were looking for a reliable partner for our online payment processing, which also possesses the international experience that our broad global flight network requires. We look forward to working with Wirecard."
Jörg Möller, Executive Vice President Travel & Transportation, commented: "Asia is a key market for Wirecard, and it is once again allowing us to prove our payment platform's excellent performance. SriLankan Airlines was convinced, in particular, by our risk management expertise, which many of our airline customers use."
About SriLankan Airlines:
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka, is an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality. Awards include World's Friendliest Cabin Staff by Skytrax, Best Airline in South Asia from Travel Trade Gazette, World's Most Reliable Operator of Airbus A330s and A340s by Airbus Industrie, and the Etihad Global Excellence Award for Best Regional Caterer. Launched in 1979, the airline's hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, providing convenient connections to its global network of 64 destinations in 34 countries around the world. SriLankan has mutual code share services with Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Canada, Royal Jordanian, Alitalia and Mihin Lanka. Air India and Saudi Arabian Airlines also code share on some of SriLankan Airlines' routes. For more information, visit http://www.srilankan.com.
Wirecard AG is one of the world's leading independent providers of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions.
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 licenses for card and account products.
Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).
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SOURCE Wirecard AG