Wirecard signs with RwandAir for online payment processing services

Kigali - 2nd February 2017, RwandAir has partnered with Wirecard AG for its online card payment processing services. As one of the leading specialist for payment processing and issuing services, Wirecard will enable customers that wish to book their flights online at www.rwandair.com to pay with Visa, MasterCard, Diners/Discover, JCB, China UnionPay or Maestro cards.

John Mirenge, the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir stated that, "Our values commit us to continuously pursue excellence in everything we do. Wirecard’s first-class global coverage and optimum technical structure ensures that our passengers will have a smooth online booking and ticketing experience".

Eckart Reiche, Head of Sales Airlines at Wirecard, added: “The collaboration with RwandAir confirms our commitment to Africa as well as our readiness to support the rapidly growing African airline market with our efficient payment platform. RwandAir is an innovative partner that uses state of the art technology and services to optimize processes, costs and profits. In our role as technology providers, Wirecard therefore identifies great potential in this partnership.

The Wirecard Group supports all sales channels with credit card acceptance. Wirecard is a principal member of Visa and MasterCard, as well as having acquiring license agreements with JCB, American Express, Discover/Diners, UnionPay and UATP.

Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions.

With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licenses for card and account products.
Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, and WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit www.wirecard.com or follow us on Twitter @wirecard.

About RwandAir

From Kigali as its hub at the heart of Africa, RwandAir well reputed for an excellent on time performance is one of the safest airlines and operates one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. With eleven aircraft, the young airline reaches out to nineteen cities in Western, Eastern, and Southern Africa and in the Middle East. RwandAir is a certified IOSA and ISAGO operator as well as an IATA member airline.

In 2016, RwandAir received East Africa’s first wide-bodied brand new Airbus A330s in a triple class configuration and Africa’s first Boeing 737-800NG equipped with inflight
connectivity on a line-fit program. This year, RwandAir will expand into long haul operations and increase frequencies on routes with increased demand; more routes on the continent will be launched with another Wi-Fi connected Boeing 737-800NG joining the young fleet mid-2017.