Wirecard to process card payments for African airline RwandAir

Wirecard has reached an agreement to offer online card payment processing services to African airline RwandAir.

Wirecard to process card payments for African airline RwandAir

Under the agreement, Wirecard will enable customers who want to book their flights online at rwandair.com to pay with Visa, MasterCard, Diners/Discover, JCB, China UnionPay or Maestro cards.

Commenting on the agreement, RwandAir CEO John Mirenge said: “Our values commit us to continuously pursue excellence in everything we do. Wirecard’s first-class global coverage and optimum technical structure ensures that our passengers will have a smooth online booking and ticketing experience.”

Wirecard head of sales airlines Eckart Reiche said: “The collaboration with RwandAir confirms our commitment to Africa as well as our readiness to support the rapidly growing African airline market with our efficient payment platform.

“RwandAir is an innovative partner that uses state of the art technology and services to optimize processes, costs and profits. In our role as technology provider, Wirecard identifies great potential in this partnership.”

Wirecard is a principal member of Visa and MasterCard, as well as have acquiring license agreements with JCB, American Express, Discover/Diners, UnionPay and UATP.