Wirecard Signs Agreement With Gulf Air To Extend Collaboration

International payment expert Wirecard has extended its existing collaboration with Gulf Air, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The collaboration between one of the Gulf region’s most important airlines and Wirecard started in 2006. For over ten years now the global technology provider has successfully handled Gulf Air’s entire payment processes and integrated its solutions into the airline’s system landscape.

The existing agreement covers processing payments at the point of sale (POS) through to handling e-payments for online bookings. The solution is rounded off by GDS processing (via Billing and Settlement Plan, BSP) in addition to flexible international acquiring services. From now on, Gulf Air and Wirecard are intensifying their successful partnership on a global basis and will be gradually expanding with additional innovative solutions and products.

Robert Gottinger, Key Account Manager Sales Travel &Transport at Wirecard, points out: “In addition to traditional payment processes, companies are today required to offer their customers multiple payment options in order to stay attractive and competitive in the international market. By fully integrating our full-service solutions into the Gulf Air landscape, we are able to provide innovative payment processes and quickly react to emerging payment options. We are very happy to further support Gulf Air with innovative full-service solutions for processing online and offline payments.”

“With Wirecard we have found a reliable partner that supports Gulf Air in our entire payment processes. By staying innovative and integrating new payment options within our existing systems, we are able to enhance our services and to keep up with the times over the long term – making the passenger experience more efficient and convenient in the process. We are looking forward to enhancing our ongoing collaboration with Wirecard and realising the potential of what it will deliver”, adds Mr. Ammar Mohammed Alsaad, Director Accounting at Gulf Air.