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Amadeus Payment Authorisation

Amadeus Payment Authorisation

Amadeus Payment Authorisation enables airlines to process authorisations for credit and debit cards issued in 200 countries around the world. Amadeus Payment Authorisation is available in 2 versions:
  • Amadeus Essential Authorization allows airlines to authorize payment transactions with international card schemes.
  • Amadeus Premium Authorization allows airlines to route their payment transactions through payment service providers to support local methods of payment allowing to extend market penetration and increase revenue opportunities.
With just one connection into the Amadeus Payment Platform, airlines can reach close to 300 acquirers worldwide.
Key benefits
  • Fully integrated into booking flows: With Amadeus Payment Card Authorization the payment is process is integrated into the booking flow allowing to:
    • Lower the drop outs when redirecting to an external payment page, increasing the sales conversion up to 10%.
    • Improve the customer experience by ensuring that payments and bookings are consistent and that no customers are charged for not issued tickets and vice versa.
    • Track, reconcile and manage chargebacks more efficiently by integrating all payment data into the Passenger Name Record (PNR).
  • Increase sales:
    • Expand into new markets by accepting a wider range of payment cards, including local cards.
    • Accept a higher percentage of transactions by offering a wider range of payment cards.
  • Reduce costs:
    • Reduce tracking and chargeback costs thanks to enhanced data included in the PNR and in sales reports.
    • Reduce IT and maintenance costs as airlines connect once into the Amadeus Payment Platform and can access up to 300 acquiring banks.
Main features
  • Premium Acceptance: Extend market penetration and increase revenue opportunities by routing your transactions through a Payment Service Provider.
  • Reverse: Airlines can obtain payment authorization and automatically reverse the payment when necessary.
  • Retry and Fall-back Functionality: As the Amadeus Payment Platform is connected to a wide network of payment partners if a payment transaction fails we can re-direct the transaction to the same acquirer using a different link.
  • Enriched sales report: The result of the card authorisation is automatically added to the payment information in the passenger name record (PNR) and included in the sales report.
  • Omni channel: Amadeus Payment Card Authorisation is available through all sales channels: direct or indirect, for online and face-to-face contexts and is already integrated with eRetail, ARD Web, DCS Departure control system and GDS payments.
  • Worldwide acceptance: Amadeus Payment Card Authorisation supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners, Discover, JCB, UATP and Union Pay card schemes as well as a number of local cards.
  • Business rules: Flexible, fast configuration of authorisation links with Amadeus business rules.
  • PCI DSS compliant solution: Amadeus’ payment solutions are fully compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
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