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Premium Card Authorisation

Premium Card Authorisation

Amadeus Premium Card Authorisation enables the airline to obtain real-time card authorisation and reversal via their chosen Payment Service Provider (PSPs) or Acquiring Bank. The authorisation is seamlessly integrated in GDS' booking and ticketing flow and the result of the card authorisation is automatically added to the PNR.
Key benefits
  • Extend market penetration and increase revenue opportunities by supporting local methods of payment accepted in each BSP.
  • Avoid revenue leakage thanks to enriched information helping the subsequent processes: capture & settlement and reconciliation.
  • Apply the direct sales processes for indirect sales, for both online and offline environments (Card Capture and Reconciliation).
  • Avoid refunds by benefitting of automatic release of funds if there is a ticket void or if any other ticketing problem occurs.
  • Reduce dependency on individual payment providers.
  • Enable security checks performed by acquiring banks.
Main features
  • Link to over 200 acquirers worldwide and the world's largest Payment Service Providers.
  • Flexible routing of each payment transaction based on Amadeus Business Rules, by defining parameters such as: Point of sale, market, country, currency.
  • Supports Security Code, Address Verification Service and Enhanced Amex Data card authentication methods.
  • Processing of the authorisation is seamlessly integrated into the booking and ticketing flow.
  • The result of the card authorisation is automatically added to the PNR, so that sales reporting will be enriched with the payment information.
  • Amadeus Reversal offers a solution that will enable the cancelation of an authorisation previously obtained, but not yet been captured (before the settlement and actual moving of the funds).