Colombian discount airline Wingo recently partnered with Worldpay (LSE: WPG) to become its exclusive online payment facilitator. The Bogotá-based carrier, an offshoot of Panama City-based Copa Holdings that began operating late last year, says that the rollout of the new payment system included a four-month implementation that has already shown positive results.
The London-based Worldpay has been supporting payments in the airline industry for more than 25 years, and Wingo is especially encouraged by the surrounding data analytics platform that the company offers. The carrier hopes that by better understanding the purchasing habits of passengers, it can improve its website, online booking system, and overall customer service.
Wingo, which is looking to expand in the near future, believes that this relationship will “support its rapid expansion plans” as it looks to “extend our network of routes into new markets.”
The airline’s ambition is “to deliver the best online experience for the passengers who use our website globally,” said Catalina Bretón, general manager of Wingo. “We wanted a payments partner that could support that ambition.”
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