SINGAPORE, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Airlines around the world now have the ability to add Apple Pay quickly to the roster of supported payment methods for passengers' tickets purchases, thanks to the Converged Payment Gateway Solution from CellPoint Mobile, a London-based payments solutions firm whose enterprise software and technology support omnichannel payments for airlines.
Acting as a hub of pre-integrated payment services, CellPoint Mobile's Converged Payment Gateway (CPG) provides software development kits (SDKs) and application program interfaces (APIs) that airlines can leverage to integrate Apple Pay to passengers in a matter of hours or days, rather than weeks or months.
Emirates, the world's largest international airline and a CellPoint Mobile client, has become the first global airline to support Apple Pay for the purchase of airline tickets.
CellPoint Mobile's Apple Pay announcement coincides with this week's two-day 2nd Annual Mega Event Asia Pacific event Sept. 1-2 in Singapore, where CEO Kristian Gjerding is demonstrating his firm's mobile wallet capabilities.
In addition to Apple Pay, the CellPoint Mobile CPG solution supports a variety of currencies, devices and a range of payment methods, including payment cards, third-party wallets, interbank payments, alternate payments and various Payment Service Providers (PSPs). It can be installed inside an airline's operational environment or as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Aided by CellPoint Mobile's pre-integrated payment data, airlines can bring payment solutions to market quickly, reduce the cost of payments by improving relationships with PSPs and boost revenues by giving passengers more paths to purchase as they travel.
"With the payments ecosystem shifting to the mobile marketplace, airlines are looking to solutions that can deliver Apple Pay and other alternative payment methods to the marketplace quickly," said CEO Gjerding. "Rather than spending weeks or months integrating a new payment method and channel, airlines can now launch Apple Pay in hours, and without the usual challenges of data integration and costly IT resources."
Converged Payment Gateway serve as data hub for payment methods
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About CellPoint Mobile
CellPoint Mobile helps airlines around the world navigate and own the complex payments ecosystem from beginning to end, regardless of their passengers' preferred currency, payment method, device or channel. Its technology infrastructure, solutions and professional services enable airlines to manage and process payments and transactions from a single, data-integrated platform, regardless of channel, device or currencies. With offices in London, Miami, Copenhagen and Pune, CellPoint Mobile serves global and regional airlines. Since 2007, its Commerce Orchestration Platform has helped companies across the world fulfil their digital strategy, increase sales and improve margins. Visit www.cellpointmobile.com or email email@example.com for more information.
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