Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc. announced the addition of three airlines as acceptors (“Ticketors”) of the UATP corporate payment system. European Air Express, Royal Tongan Airlines and Solomon Airlines have joined the UATP acceptance network, which boasts membership of over 180 other airlines worldwide.
Michael Patzer, UATP Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs, said, “UATP works with airlines of all sizes and geographic locations, in an effort to relay our direct, cost-saving and relationship-building corporate payment solution to airlines worldwide.”
Universal Air Travel Plan Inc., formerly known as Air Travel Card(R), is the world’s first business travel payment system. Founded in 1936, UATP was an innovator in the charge card industry, developing such standards as the magnetic strip and lodged accounts. With annual global billings over USD 8 billion, UATP is owned and operated by each card-issuing airline and accepted by virtually every airline in the world. UATP offers the most complete data and lowest administrative cost of any charge product and is the industry’s own solution to combat rising credit card costs. Multi-national corporations, including over 70 percent of the Top 100 Global, utilize UATP to better manage travel expenses. Airlines currently issuing UATP accounts include Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American Airlines (NYSE: AMR), Austrian Airlines, British Airways (NYSE: BAB), Continental (NYSE: CAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Japan Airlines (Nasdaq: JAPNY), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (NYSE: KLM), Lufthansa German Airlines, QANTAS, Scandinavian Airlines System, TWA Airlines, LLC, United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and US Airways (NYSE: U). For more information, visit [uatp.com].