UATP To Co-Host The 2016 Air Transport News Awards Ceremony

The annual awards ceremony honors various achievements throughout the airline industry

Mar 09, 2016, 11:18 ET from UATP

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP, the airline-owned payment network, is pleased to announce its partnership with Air Transport News to co-host the Air Transport News Awards ceremony which will take place in Salzburg on 26 March.

The Air Transport News Awards recognizes achievements throughout the airline industry. Readers of Air Transport News choose the finalist by voting for nominees in each of the 14 categories.  From there, a handpicked jury of seven industry experts examines each of the finalists' profile to determine the winner. UATP's President and CEO, Ralph Kaiser, has been selected to be on the seven member jury.

"The Air Transport News Awards is a highly distinguished industry award program and I am honored to be taking part as one of the judges," said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP. "This is an impressive group of finalists who work hard to better our industry."

"It is an honor and a pleasure that UATP is cooperating with ATN for the 2016 Air Transport News Awards. UATP is a leading payment provider in the Aviation industry and operating with this prestigious organization means that ATN has gained the recognition of the most influential in the Industry," stated Dr. Kostas Iatrou, Managing Director of Air Transport News.

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About UATP 
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, DataStream℠ and DataMine℠, 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 New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); 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; Heli Air Monaco; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); Lufthansa German Airlines; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Qatar Airways; Shandong Airlines; United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and WestJet.

About Air Transport News Air Transport News is a key online source of air transport industry information. It presents air transport industry news from all over the world, from all sectors of the industry, in-depth expert analysis, interviews with industry professionals, event announcements, and book presentations.

Air Transport News aims not only at making the air transport industry news more accessible but also at providing decision-makers with reliable and timely analyses to aid their decision-making.  It is also a forum where industry experts, professionals and academics exchange views and engage in constructive discussions.

Established in 2006, Air Transport News has already acquired over +55,000 subscribers, including +100 airline CEOs from more than 160 countries and an average of 290,000 visits per month, and 107,000 unique visitors per month, including airlines, airports, and industry suppliers. Its website is a popular web address, which airline professionals turn to in a search for the latest airline news.

Contact: UATP Corporate Communications Wendy Ward,  +1 202 774 5017

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