Why Should Your Airline Issue UATP
Generate revenue and increase market share. Watch the quality of your customer portfolio grow in terms of travel volume and yield. Lower distribution costs and watch your bottom line increase with overall cost savings to the airline. Become a UATP Issuer!
No Merchant Service Fee for On-Us Tickets: When a UATP issuing airline's card is used by a corporate client to purchase a ticket on that airline, the Issuer pays no merchant service fees - compared to the 1.5-3+% charged by other credit cards.
Revenue from OAL tickets: When your airline's card is used to purchase a ticket on any other card-accepting (Merchant) airline, you, the Issuer accrue UATP's merchant service fee on the transaction value. This results in both significant savings and increased revenue for your company.
Strategic Information: You the Issuer will also receive valuable MIS data for all online and interline travel charged to your card. This data which is consistent globally, provides detailed itinerary level and cost information for your most important corporate clients even if they have flown on another airline. This information can be leveraged as a valuable data tool to help your carrier understand your corporate clients' travel behaviour. This enriched source of data has proven to develop strategically targeted incentive and discount programs to capture greater market share and provide critical supporting data for strategic and route planning decisions. Issuers retain complete ownership of the data while having the opportunity to provide customizable data to its best customers.
Better Service to Customers: UATP supplies Issuers with ticket-level itinerary information for every transaction charged to their card, regardless of ticketing airline, point of sale or geographic location of purchase. As a result, UATP provides the most detailed, centralized billing information for corporate customers, which saves them money and reconciliation time. UATP is a centrally-billed solution, or provides direct billing by the card-issuing airline to ensure that corporate customers will be credited for all of their flight activity and secure maximum benefit from loyalty agreements.
Establish Closer Relationships with Key Corporate Customers: By understnading their customers travel behaviors, Issuers can work directly with them to develop the most effective loyalty and rebate agreements based on UATP's ticket-level data.
Shift Market Share to Your Airline: Based on accurate market share data, Issuers can offer targeted incentive, discount and reward programs to meet each corporate client's specific travel needs and increase market share. Successful UATP Issuers have been able to increase their share of travel at a company simply by providing UATP as a form of payment.
Lowest Form of Fraud: UATP Issuers enjoy the lowest levels of fraud in the industry. Because it is a centrally-billed air-only product that is offered predominately to corporate users, the UATP card has virtually no fraud or chargebacks.
Receive Free Professional Expertise: As part of the airline community, UATP is dedicated in helping airlines lower its cost of payment. As an Issuer, you will receive free consulting from a variety of UATP staff to help build and tailor your program to fit the needs of your various corporate customers. UATP is also there beyond implementation to support your sales and marketing efforts while always ensuring that the backend operations are running seamlessly.
Leverage Against Fee Increases by Other Credit Cards: UATP's "zero merchant service fee" for "on-us" transactions combined with the revenue Issuers earn from interline ticket sales gives airlines powerful negotiating tools with other credit cards. UATP is a real alternative.
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