Wizz Air to Start Acceptance of Maestro® Cards
MasterCard Europe and Wizz Air announced today that Maestro bankcards are now accepted by the largest low-fare low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe for the purchase of its tickets and services on the wizzair.com website.
“Wizz Air has consistently been one of the most asked for e-retailers by over 120 million European consumers that have been upgraded by their banks to shop on-line securely with their Maestro cards. Wizz Air now becomes a partner in accepting Maestro payments on their website making life easier for millions of European cardholders who wish to enjoy the speed, security and convenience of online card payments” – said Robert Nemcsics, MasterCard Europe regional manager responsible for the development of card acceptance.
„The overwhelming majority of more than 10 million passengers we carried last year made their purchase online through our convenient, safe, and fast wizzair.com website. By opening up the on-line payment opportunities for Maestro cardholders, we continue to extend the availability of our great value fares and product for an ever growing number of satisfied customers” – said Attila Dankovics, Head of Marketing and Sales at Wizz Air.
Maestro e-commerce is rapidly expanding across Europe. Over the last 12 months, the number of Maestro e-com transactions has more than doubled, with purchases by consumers in over 48 European countries at more than 13 000 e-merchant sites.