Global payment services provider, DataCash, has further added to its impressive portfolio of international airline customers with the addition of European Low Cost Carrier, Volotea, in a project that spanned only six weeks from first contact to official launch.
Volotea, a European airline specialising in connecting small and mid-sized European cities with non-stop direct flights at competitive prices, has brought DataCash on board to manage its international payment processing which will allow customers from any geographical location to book flights to any of Volotea's 52 European destinations.
The project is believed to be one of the fastest deployments in DataCash history, taking only six weeks from initial consultation until the service went live just six weeks later. DataCash has deployed its comprehensive Global Payments Gateway which will, initially, provide Volotea with multi-currency bank card processing and online transaction security technology, 3-D Secure, with more services to follow.
One of the key benefits for airlines inherent in DataCash's payment processing is its integration with Navitaire's New Skies reservations system which now powers the majority of the world's largest low-cost carriers. Volotea, and DataCash's other airline customers benefit significantly from this Airline Reservation System, amongst others, which help save them time and money and provides customers with an efficient and consistent experience.
Javier Pujol, Volotea's Chief Financial Officer, said: "As one of the most experienced payments providers in the airline sector, DataCash was a natural choice for Volotea. DataCash's payment system gives us a framework on which to build as the airline grows."
DataCash services more global airlines than any other payment provider; its list of customers include Qatar Airlines - recently awarded World's Best Airline at the 2011 World Airline Awards - Vueling, GermanWings and Flybe. DataCash's Global Payments Solutions incorporates EuroCommerce expertise and technology acquired in 2007, which has made it the most comprehensive service currently available to the airline industry. Furthermore, now a MasterCard company, DataCash is able to invest heavily in research and innovation alongside one of the world's leading financial organisations.
Ajay Bhalla president at DataCash said: "The most successful airlines are those that have actively capitalised on the opportunities for expansion presented by increased online sales in international markets, the introduction of ancillary service charges and the rise of innovative payment technologies. Volotea is a good example of an innovative and entrepreneurial airline that is using technology to offer the best service whilst achieving healthy revenues."