UATP Adds Low-Fare Giant easyJet as New Merchant
All UATP Corporate Cards Now Accepted on easyjet.com
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP continues its European expansion, adding easyJet as its newest Merchant effective immediately. To meet customer demands, easyJet chose UATP as a form of payment while expanding its European market share in the airline industry.
"Customer demand and low-fare pricing is what continues to drive the market throughout the UK and Europe," says David Osborne, UK regional general manager, easyJet. "easyJet focuses on meeting these needs with point-to-point air services throughout our network. The demand for UATP acceptance by our corporate clients convinced easyJet to become a UATP merchant. This is in line with our mission of good value through UATP's low-cost network and global presence."
easyJet was founded with the mission to keep costs low while providing excellent quality and customer service by eliminating unnecessary costs and frills experienced by other airlines. Keeping distribution costs low has been a key component of easyJet's success through the use of the internet where approximately 95% of its seats are sold. UATP will enhance easyJet's strategic plan through UATP's mission of helping airlines lower distribution costs with low merchant service fees and global network available to all corporate travelers.
"Europe continues to see growth and profitability; easyJet has positioned itself to capture these opportunities by including UATP in its overall strategy," said President and CEO Ralph Kaiser, UATP. "easyJet is a leader in the airline industry and by accepting UATP it will be able to increase its market share in the corporate travel arena. Companies will profit from the relationship between UATP and easyJet through the low-fare pricing offered by easyJet and superior data management capabilities through UATP and AirPlus, UATP's largest Issuer."
easyJet offers low-fare daily flights to most of Europe's leisure and business destinations, selling direct to passengers with one of the world's youngest fleets. New routes are continuously being added to fulfill consumer demand while keeping costs low. Corporate travelers can now access easyJet's expansive network with all UATP cards -- book your flight today at http://www.easyjet.com!
For more information, visit http://www.uatp.com or http://www.easyjet.com About UATP
UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel by airlines and travel agencies worldwide. UATP accounts are issued by: Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, American Airlines (NYSE: AMR), Austrian Airlines, Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines (NasdaqOTC: JALSY), Qantas Airways, Ltd., United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA), and US Airways (UAIRQ.OB). AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways (NYSE: BAB), Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) and Lufthansa German Airlines.
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