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Alternative Airlines partners with Paysafe to offer customers an even greater choice of payment options

Oct 10, 2019

Flight search website rolls out Skrill, NETELLER and Rapid Transfer payment solutions with plans to offer paysafecard and Paysafecash

Alternative Airlines, a Gatwick-based flight-search website that offers a fast, easy and convenient way to book flights, has announced a new partnership with Paysafe, a global payment services provider.

The partnership will enable Alternative Airlines to provide a range of payment methods for its customers, using Paysafe’s expertise to offer industry-leading digital payment solutions. This includes Paysafe’s popular digital wallets, Skrill and NETELLER, and Rapid Transfer – Paysafe’s instant bank transfer payment method, available in 18 European countries. There are plans in place to roll out the company’s innovative eCash solutions, Paysafecash and paysafecard, on Alternative Airlines’ website.

Paysafe offers Alternative Airlines a unique set of global payment capabilities. Customers booking flights through Alternative Airlines will benefit from greater choice at the checkout, as well as a streamlined payment experience.

Sam Argyle, Managing Director of Alternative Airlines, commented, “We’re incredibly excited. Alternative Airlines takes an innovative approach to booking flights—our aim is to be able to support all transactions, no matter how our customers want to pay. Partnering with Paysafe is another example of Alternative Airlines continuing to expand on its range of available payment options—which also currently includes credit and debit card payments and other digital payment methods—with the aim of driving both conversion and retention, to bring customers back time-and-time again.”

Alternative Airlines’ portfolio of payment and finance options is a key driver behind the flight-search website’s continued success: 92% of customers who mentioned the payment options when sharing their thoughts on independent review site Feefo rated Alternative Airlines 4 or 5 stars.

Speaking of the new partnership, Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Skrill, NETELLER and Income Access at Paysafe, said: “Customers increasingly expect to have access to different ways to pay and the ability to use their chosen payment method can easily be the determining factor in choosing where to shop online. Alternative Airlines is taking a future-proofed approach to the payment process by providing choice at the checkout.”

Importantly, as Alternative Airlines continues to grow, Paysafe provides a robust and scalable payment solution which helps to minimise fraud risk. Alternative Airlines currently tickets over 650 airlines and offers over 25 ways to pay, including international and region-specific methods—such as M-Pesa, Airtel, Sofort, Tigo Pesa—with bookings made from around the world.

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About Paysafe

Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions. 

With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US $85 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world.

Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments.

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About Alternative Airlines

Alternative Airlines is a flight-search website that offers a fast, easy and convenient way to book flights to remote destinations, as well as well-known locations. Alternative Airlines specialises in providing travellers with a wider choice of flights by working with more than 650 airlines including the smaller, regional ones across the world, especially in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and South-East Asia. Alternative Airlines’ global audience can enjoy over 25 international payment methods across 160 currencies.





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