fastjet links with Wirecard for card transactions

26th Mar 2013
fastjet links with Wirecard for card transactions

fastjet has announce the launch of its credit and debit card payment solution in co-operation with Wirecard, allowing consumers and travel agents from across the globe the ability to access and pay for seats of the rapidly growing fastjet route network.

fastjet has partnered with credit card acquirer Wirecard to facilitate bookings using Visa and MasterCard.

This significant enhancement is available today on the fastjet website.

With Wirecard’s international footprint, fastjet now has the opportunity to transact across the world with an increasing number of card payment solutions.

fastjet chief commercial officer Richard Bodin, said: “While credit and debit cards usage is not large in East Africa (less than ten per cent of the population in East Africa have credit or debit cards), we have been inundated with requests from outside Africa for people looking to purchase seats on the fastjet website, and I am delighted to say that having partnered with Wirecard we are now in the position to be able to facilitate these bookings.

“This coupled with our hugely popular Mobile Money payment facility really means that our customer base has the full suite of payment processes available to them.”

fastjet expects up to 15 per cent of future bookings to be made using credit and debit cards with Mobile Money payments already accounting for as much as 25 per cent of sales.


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