Hosted payment pages and ticket pre-sales for the Dominican Republic based startup airline will now be supported by the Velocity payment platform of CellPoint Mobile. An announcement has been made by CellPoint Mobile saying that it is to give the payment processing abilities for AVA Airways. AVS Airways will be allowed to accept card-based payments for ticket pre-sales, ancillary purchases and fares by the PCI-DSS complaint payment platform of CellPoint, Velocity. Velocity ties up with the existing passenger services system of AVA Airways and gives the startup regional airline optimized hosted payment pages merged perfectly into the booking flow.
James Schildknecht, the Business Development Manager at CellPoint Mobile said that they were interested in providing AVA Airways with a payment platform which they require to thrive and that they looked forward to growing together with AVA as they expand their in a Caribbean airline market.
Now that the new platform Velocity of CellPoint Mobile has come into place, it is expected that the AVA Airways will now be in a position of quickly increase its transactions based on debit and credit card and that it will now be able to take payment for ticket pre-sales well before the official launch of the upcoming plans of the airline. Velocity will now be helping AVA support mobile booking which are very important to the LATAM and Caribbean markets with the help of hosted payment pages which are optimized for desktop or laptop as well as mobile device form factors.
It is expected that, by 2020 there would be a drastic increase in the number of smartphone users in the area by the end of this decade and that the mobile adoption rate of the LATAM and Caribbean area will be around 71% which will be well ahead of the global average which is 66%. If we go by these statistics, then for any airline that is competing in this region, one thing that would be of paramount importance is meeting passenger expectations in terms of mobile bookings and payments. And for AVA Airways, the ability to handle this has been given by CellPoint Mobile.
Olivier Arrindell, the CEO of AVA Airways said that they are expecting this alliance to increase their income in the digital and mobile channels as they shift into their pre-sale phase and he added that for them to grow in this particular region, CellPoint Mobile will be the ideal partner with its mobile-first approach to the payments.
AVA Airways, which happens to be a startup airline is based in the Dominican Republic and will start offering its services to various nations in the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and North America as the first flights would start in late 2018.
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