UATP, APG launch new issuer program

APG, the network of commercial and distribution services for airlines, and UATP, the low-cost payment network owned and operated by the world´s airlines, has announced that APG Airlines is officially launching its UATP Issuer program, the company said.

APG Airlines is one of the most recent airlines to become a UATP Issuer and holds a seat on the UATP Board of Directors. The partnership was developed for small and mid-sized carriers looking to grow corporate sales in developing countries.

UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world´s airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStreamâ„  and DataMineâ„ , which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management.

Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air Canada (TSE:AC) Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); APG Airlines; Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); JetBlue Airways; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; Sichuan Airlines; Southwest Airlines; Transavia Airlines; TUIfly GmbH; Turkish Airlines (ISE:THYAO); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and WestJet.

AirPlus International issues the UATP-based company Account for Lufthansa German Airlines.

The APG Network is the world´s Network for Airline distribution and financial services with 110 APG active members and service partners. We are present in 170 countries and have commercial relationships with 200 airlines. The APG Network aims to maximize revenue opportunities for airlines across the globe.