AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - Media OutReach - 29 October 2018 - Ingenico Group (Euronext:
FR0000125346 - ING),
the global leader in seamless payment, today announced that it has signed a partnership
agreement with Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines, to provide the online payments
infrastructure for the company. As one of Asia's fastest-growing airlines,
Xiamen Airlines' customers come from many different markets, which has led to a
complex payments infrastructure. To sustain growth and simplify their payment
operations, the company wanted to improve online payments acceptance with complied
global Payment Service Providers like Ingenico. This will enable the carrier to
increase the number of local payment methods and currencies it accepts, and
help optimize the customer experience when purchasing airline tickets online.
Ingenico's full-service model with its large portfolio of cards and alternative
payment methods, extensive network of local acquirers, and strong regional expertise
all contributed to Xiamen Airlines' decision.
was founded in 1984, and today covers a network of around 400 domestic and
international destinations, with one of the most modern fleets in the world. The
company was recognized as 'The Airline Offering the Best Services' by Chinese
passengers for years. As Xiamen Airlines expands operations across Asia and
into the far corners of the world, it became increasingly important to offer
consumers a localized shopping experience that includes payment options in
their preferred currency and with local payment methods. To that end, Ingenico
provides Xiamen Airlines with full-service payment processing and value-added
services, as well as connections to a series of local acquirers, to drive
improved acceptance rates.
"Ingenico has a long
track record in the industry, working with many of the world's best airlines.
As such, they understand the unique requirements and opportunities that come
with operating a growing airline," said Mr. Guo Kaiquan, E-commerce
Accounting Manager of Xiamen Airlines. "As consumer expectations change, it is
important to us to continue to offer a seamless online purchase experience that
reflects our commitment to service and customer satisfaction."
works with many of the world's best-known brands from the Travel & Tourism
industry. With over 20 years of vertical experience, the company understands
the unique payments requirements and has a proven track record of growing revenue
and optimizing sales for airlines. Today, Ingenico serves over 100 airlines
from all over the world, including a number of the Top 10 best airlines
according to the World Airlines
"Xiamen Airlines continues
to pursue innovation and excellence with the aim of building a world-class
airline. They understand very well that to continue their growth into new
markets, customer experience is key," said Gabriel de Montessus, SVP Global Online
(Retail BU) for Ingenico Group. "Ingenico has a long history of processing
payments in China and across the world and knows the local customs, preferences
and regulations. With our payment solutions and network of local acquirers, Xiamen
Airlines is ready to expand operations while providing a familiar and seamless
payment experience to travellers anywhere"
in 1984 and with its headquarters located in Xiamen, a coastal city in Fujian
in Southeast China. Xiamen Airlines is operating a fleet of 208 aircraft as of October
2018, which is also among the youngest fleets in the world. Its network of nearly
400 domestic and international routes covers China, Southeast and Northeast
Asia, and reaches Europe, North America and Oceania. Over the years, the
company has been making unremitting efforts to ensure aviation safety and to
improve its service quality. It has been rated as 'The Airline Offering the
Best Services' by Chinese passengers for many consecutive years.
Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is the global leader in
seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower
commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world's
largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a
local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner
for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of
the world's best known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to
simplify payment and deliver their brand promise.