UATP's airberlin / Wirecard Partnership Wins Best Travel Companion at Third Annual Paybefore Awards Europe

 UATP's airberlin / Wirecard Partnership Wins Best Travel Companion at Third
                        Annual Paybefore Awards Europe

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Paybefore has selected the airberlin
Flight Voucher program, a partnership between UATP, airberlin, and Wirecard,
as a winner in the Best Travel Companion category at this year's Paybefore
Awards Europe. The program was selected by a panel of five industry experts
who served as judges for this year's competition.

UATP is a global travel payment network. UATP accounts are actively issued by
15 member airlines and accepted as a form of payment for corporate business
travel by more than 200 airlines worldwide. Airlines currently issuing UATP
accounts include Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American Airlines,
Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines,
Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Qantas
Airways, Ltd., Scandinavian Airlines System, United...

Paybefore Awards Europe was created in 2012 to honor the successful prepaid,
mobile and emerging payments programs in the U.K. and Europe. The awards are
presented by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry
information for the global prepaid and emerging payments community.

"We are incredibly honored to have our joint product selected as a Best Travel
Companion winner," said Ralph Kaiser, CEO and president, UATP. "The Paybefore
Awards is a highly distinguished event that is well-known by industry leaders
around the world. We are grateful for the recognition and will continue to
create innovative payment strategies for the industry."

The airberlin Flight Voucher program is now in the running to win
best-in-category, which will be announced at the awards show on 20 May at the
Don Carlos Resort and Spa in Marbella, Spain.

"Paybefore Awards Europe shines a spotlight on the innovators using payments
to solve complex problems for a variety of constituents," said Loraine
DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. "Products
such as the airberlin Flight Voucher are pushing the boundaries of what is
possible in payments," she continued. "We are proud to recognize its
contributions, advancing the prepaid and emerging payments industry."

"It's an exciting time in payments everywhere in the world, but this year's
Paybefore Awards Europe winners demonstrate how quickly prepaid and mobile
solutions are replacing legacy paper-based systems," added Marilyn Bochicchio,
Paybefore's CEO. "Paybefore Awards is proud to recognize the organizations
that are taking on paper in its many forms—not just cash—to improve business,
government and consumers' lives."

The airberlin Flight Voucher program is a creative three-way partnership
between UATP, Wirecard International, and airberlin. It is an airberlin
prepaid/stored value product offering, administered by Wirecard International
and routed through airberlin's UATP Network connections, creating a more
efficient merchant acceptance process. Flight vouchers are available for
purchase online in set increments of 10, 20, 30, 50 and 100 Euro, but multiple
vouchers can be purchased and redeemed at once. The voucher program provides a
secure alternative payment method for airberlin travelers, while creating an
additional revenue stream for UATP and Wirecard.

About UATP
UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines
and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail, hotel and travel agency
payments. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream^SM and DataMine^SM,
which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate
Subscribers for accurate travel management.

Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by
airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by:
Aeromexico; Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL);
Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE:
DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes
S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201:JP);
Luhfthansa German Airlines; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK);
Shandong Airlines; United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and US Airways.

About Paybefore

Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid and emerging payments
industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary and analysis.
Paybefore's family of industry publications includes: Paybefore.com; Pay
News™; Pay Op-Ed™; Pay Week™; Pay Gov™ and Pay Magazine™, a biannual print
publication featuring in-depth articles on the opportunities, challenges and
trends in the global prepaid and emerging payment industry; and the only
industry directory, Pay Connect™, available online and in print. Visit us at
www.paybefore.com.

Contact:
UATP Corporate Communications
Wendy Ward, wward@uatp.com
+1 202 626 4077

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