Purchase tickets conveniently and securely using Interac Online at
TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Acxsys Corporation and Air Canada today
announced that Canadians can now purchase tickets and services online for
Canada's largest airline using Interac Online. Interac Online allows consumers
to shop easily and securely for products and services over the Internet, using
funds withdrawn directly from their bank accounts. Starting October 25,
Canadians who have access to Interac Online through their financial
institution can pay using Interac Online when they visit Air Canada's website,
"We are excited to offer the convenience and security of Interac Online to Air
Canada customers," said Mark O'Connell, President and CEO, Interac Association
and Acxsys Corporation. "Canadians want the freedom to choose to pay using
their own money when shopping online, and retailers want a cost effective and
high demand payment option. Interac Online delivers on both fronts and we're
delighted that Air Canada now offers this payment choice to their customers."
"Air Canada is pleased to make this additional payment option available as
part of its ongoing strategy to offer customers more choice and greater
convenience through enhanced on-line capabilities. Through our partnering with
well-established providers such as Acxsys Corporation, customers can also be
assured their online transactions will be secure and straightforward," said
Craig Landry, Vice President of Marketing at Air Canada.
Interac Online is currently available as a payment option on aircanada.com to
customers of BMO Bank of Montreal, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Canada
Trust. Because payments are conducted through a consumer's existing online
banking account, Interac Online offers consumers privacy, security and
-- Privacy: financial details, card numbers or login information
are not shared with the online retailer.
-- Security: the payment is conducted through online banking,
which means the consumer's financial institution transfers the
funds to the online retailer using established and secure
banking procedures. It's also backed by the Interac Zero
-- Money management: the transaction is immediate using funds
available in a consumer's banking account.
For more information about Interac Online, visit www.interaconline.ca.
About Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation
A recognized world leader in debit card services, Interac Association is
responsible for the development and operations of the Interac network, a
national payment network that allows Canadians to access their money through
Interac Cash at 60,000 Automated Banking Machines and Interac Debit at 766,000
point-of-sale terminals across Canada. Interac Flash™, a secure contactless
enhancement of Interac Debit allows Canadians to pay for items instantly with
their Interac chip debit card at a reader that supports Interac Flash.
Interac Association was founded in 1984 and is comprised of a diverse
membership that includes banks, trust companies, credit unions, caisses
populaires, merchants, and technology and payment related companies.
Other related services offered by Acxsys Corporation, whose shareholders are
the architects of the Interac network, include: Interac Online, for secure
online payments made directly from a bank account; Interac e-Transfer(TM), for
the transfer of money from one person's bank account to another person's bank
account using an email address or mobile phone number**; and international
services, which provide Canadian cardholders with point-of-sale access at
nearly 2 million U.S. retailers, and PULSE, Discover, Diners Club
International and UnionPay cardholders access to ABMs in Canada.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more
than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th
largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011 served more than 33
million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly
to 59 Canadian cities, 56 destinations in the United States and 63 cities in
Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South
America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most
comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,356 destinations in 193
countries. In 2012, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North
America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers
conducted by independent research firm Skytrax.
Interac, Interac Flash and Interac e-Transfer are trade-marks of Interac Inc.
Used under license.
* All Interac cardholders are protected from losses resulting from
circumstances beyond their control under the Interac Zero Liability Policy.
See your financial institution for details.
**The Interac e-Transfer service, for secure person-to-person payments, is
currently available to customers of over 100 banks and credit unions including
BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, President's Choice Financial, National Bank, RBC
Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Canada Trust among others. Central 1, through
participating credit unions, offers the option of using mobile phone numbers,
in addition to email, to notify Interac e-Transfer recipients. Money never
travels by email or text message. More information about the Interac e-
Transfer service and a complete list of participating banks and credit unions
can be found at www.interac.ca.
Interac Association / Acxsys Corporation Teri Murphy email@example.com
Air Canada IsabelleArthur (Montréal) 514 422-5788 PeterFitzpatrick
(Toronto) 416 263-5576 AngelaMah (Vancouver) 604 270-5741
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