Wirecard Gains SriLankan Airlines as a New Customer in Asia
MUNICH, Germany, April 30, 2013
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
SriLankan Airlines has a global flight network of 64 destinations in 34
countries and is to become a full member of the one world 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 one world 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
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
Wirecard media contact: Wirecard AGMaren Brandt Einsteinring 35 D-85609
Aschheim Tel: +49(0)89-4424-1425 Fax: +49(0)89-4424-2425 E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.wirecard.de
SriLankan Airlines media contact:Deepal Perera Manager Media , PR Relations
(Corporate Communications) SriLankan Airlines Ltd. Level 21, East Tower,World
Trade Centre, Echelon Square, Colombo 01,Sri Lanka. Tel: +94-197331323
Mobile: +94-773490601 Fax: +94-197335141 E-Mail:
deepal.perera@Srilankan.com Web: http://www.srilankan.com
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