Wirecard is one of the world’s leading companies in the provision and support of electronic payment processes, with 25,000 customers transacting in over 100 currencies. Since 2009 a collaboration between Wirecard and Air Botswana has proved successful, enabling payments with standard credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard for Air Botswana customers booking the flights via http://www.airbotswana.co.bw. To provide the card holder with an additional level of protection, Air Botswana has joined Mastercard’s Secure Code and Visa’s Verified by Visa 3D security initiatives.

Wirecard’s multi-channel payment gateway allows Air Botswana to use the International Air Transport Association (IATA) interface for billing together with settlement plan (BSP), making the processing of ticket sales faster, easier and more secure for customers from the following countries booking their flights via local travel agencies: US, Canada, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, and Latvia.

While Wirecard manages a comprehensive range of payment services for a number of different airlines, the collaboration between Wirecard and Air Botswana demonstrates a strong commitment to the African market and the growing support to African airlines. It also strengthens Air Botswana’s reputation as an innovative airline and an early-adopter of technology to optimize their processes, costs and profits