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Accelya and Mastercard partner to provide an end-to-end payments management solution for airlines

Barcelona, September 18, 2018

Payment gateway platform provides airlines a choice of payment options while allowing transaction visibility from order-to-cash

Accelya, a leading provider of financial, commercial, and analytics solutions to the airline and travel industry, announced today that it is partnering with Mastercard Payment Gateway Services to launch the Accelya Payment Gateway, a platform that offers global payment acceptance across a vast array of payment methods.

Mastercard Payment Gateway Services provides advanced payment processing and fraud prevention technology to merchants, technology partners and acquirers. The Accelya Payment Gateway combines this expertise of Mastercard Payment Gateway Services with Accelya’s airline know-how to create a fully scalable and reliable payment gateway that also keeps pace with emerging technologies like e-wallets and alternate forms of payment.

Speaking on the occasion, Davide Messina, Senior Vice President, Payment Gateway Services, Europe, Mastercard Payment Gateway Services, said, “Mastercard Payment Gateway Services leverages a global infrastructure to provide reliable, safe and secure processing solutions for more than 3 billion transactions annually.  By bringing together Mastercard’s global gateway and innovative digital solutions with Accelya’s experience and understanding of the airline industry, airline customers now have a one-stop payment solution.”

The Accelya Payments Management Solution already comprises of the IATA-endorsed CardClear (aggregation and billing), Payment Reconciliation and Chargeback Claims Management modules and is used by over 160 airlines globally.

Teresa Rivera, Head of Airline Payments Management, Accelya said, “With the addition of payment gateway, the Accelya Payments Management Solution ensures growth and revenue protection lie at the centre of airlines payments strategy. The solution enables a robust payment acceptance strategy while providing unique vision and control over the lifecycle of each transaction, delivering a true order-to-cash platform for airlines.”

Neela Bhattacherjee, EVP, Financial Solutions, Accelya said, “Accelya is committed to helping airlines stay ahead of the curve with an end-to-end view of their financial processes. Our partnership with Mastercard and continued investment in our Payments Management Solution reflects this sentiment.”

About Accelya

Accelya is a leading global provider of technology products and services to the travel and transport industry. Founded in 1976, Accelya delivers financial, commercial, cargo and analytics solutions designed for a world on the move. Accelya provides the mission-critical solutions that account for and manage more than 5 billion financial transactions and 75 million tons of cargo annually. Accelya serves as a strategic partner to more than 400 airlines, travel agents and shippers. For more information, please visit

About Mastercard

Mastercard (NYSE: MA), is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.  Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.  Follow us on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.



Rose Fernandez
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