February 13, 2017
Sao Paulo: 13th February 2017 — Brazil’s largest airline by number of cities served, Azul, has selected Worldpay as its exclusive global payments provider, allowing the company to deliver more international flight bookings.
Azul selected Worldpay to match its global expansion in North America and Europe. The airline is using Worldpay’s online payments and treasury services in all markets, and is seeing the most significant boosts from consumers in Portugal and the United States. The partnership allowed Worldpay to act as a single point of contact for payments across all countries.
Having accumulated over 25 years of industry expertise, Worldpay is the world’s leading airline acquirer, and works with more than 80 of the biggest names in the industry. By working with one partner, Azul has been able to avoid the complication and cost of dealing with multiple payment processors across many markets as it continues to expand. With Worldpay, Azul has benefitted from lower website integration costs and faster market entry.
Marcelo Bento, Director of Alliances and Azul Viagens at Azul said: “Working alongside Worldpay has given us a huge competitive edge in the market, as seen by the number of countries we’ve moved into. By giving ourselves the ability to save time, money and resources by operating through a single provider, we hope to demonstrate Azul’s global expansion, supplying frequent and affordable air services to underserved markets throughout Brazil and beyond.”
Juan D’Antiochia, General Manager, Latin America, Global eCom at Worldpay said: “By partnering with Worldpay, the process of expanding abroad is simpler, making it quicker and easier for airlines to set up and gain access to consumers in new markets. Having one payment provider means that airlines gain access to a consistent service across all markets, and aggregated sales data for each market they’re operating in, without needing to deal with multiple vendors. In doing so this allows airlines to save time and money and ultimately improve revenues, as we have seen reflected with Azul.”
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Using our network and technology, we are able to process payments from geographies covering 99% of global GDP, across 146 countries and 126 currencies. We help our customers to accept more than 300 different payment types, by providing an end-to-end service including acquiring, treasury, gateway, alternative payments and risk management, all via a single integration to Worldpay. Worldpay makes global payments simple for many of the world’s leading organisations.
About Azul Brazilian Airlines
Azul Brazilian Airlines serves the largest number of destinations in Brazil. It has a fleet of 141 aircraft, employing over 10,000 people, making 775 flights a day to 100 destinations, and it accounts for one-third of all the takeoffs in Brazil. The quality of its services has been recognized by numerous national and international awards. It was named the world's most ontime low-cost airline in 2015 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG). It has won the Skytrax World Airline Awards "Best low-cost airline in South America" for six years in a row and has won an award for the best customer service team in South America for the first time. Azul has also been named the world's best airline in management by the Airline Strategy Awards. In 2014 Azul was recognized as the best low-cost airline in the world by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA). For further information, please visit www.voeazul.com.br.