The airline, which is part of Icelandair Group, makes use of Iceland’s geographical location - midway between North America and Europe - to provide a network of international routes. Icelandair will leverage CellPoint Digital’s Payment Orchestration Platform, Velocity, to access payment providers in the countries it’s active in and help diversify local currency risk.
Commenting on the new partnership, CellPoint Digital’s Head of Sales EMEA, Ciaran Wilson said: “CellPoint Digital has a long history of partnering with leading airlines, so we really understand the complexities that can impact a smooth and optimised traveller experience. Our deep understanding of what is needed through ticketing, reconciliation, refunds and credits, help airlines enhance the traveller experience and turn payments from a cost into a profit.
“Icelandair is a great addition to our base of airline clients and we look forward to working with them to enable more payment methods and connections to new acquirers globally.”
CellPoint Digital has a proud heritage of working with airlines, having focused on travel since its inception. Today, it counts Virgin Atlantic, Avianca, Cebu Pacific, Southwest and more among its airline clients.
Frank Gubba, Head of Loyalty & Payments, Icelandair added: “ As we continuously enhance our payment infrastructure, we are excited to collaborate with CellPoint Digital. We have enjoyed a close consultative approach with the CellPoint team, who have provided profound advice on facilitating the connectivity with potential payment partners, and we look forward to seeing how Payment Orchestration can help us drive efficiencies and diversification in the future.”
Icelandair announced in November that it is planning only carbon-free domestic flights by 2030. This puts Icelandair at the forefront of sustainable aviation, and aligns with CellPoint Digital’s own sustainability targets. In 2022 CellPoint was awarded CarbonNeutral® company certification from Climate Impact Partners as part of its ongoing commitment to environmental improvement and sustainability.
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