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BT has chosen Airplus International as its UK corporate card for its business travel spend. The agreement means that BT will be using AirPlus”s lodge and corporate card solutions to pay for all its business travel, and use AirPlus”s online management information system for consolidating and analysing its travel spend worldwide.
Under the agreement, BT will transfer most of its pre-trip travel spend onto the lodge card product, the AirPlus company account, while on-the-road expenses of individual business travellers will be catered for by the new AirPlus corporate card, due to be launched by the end of 2008.
Currently, AirPlus issues corporate cards in cooperation with bank partners, but has developed its own, self issued MasterCard product in the UK. Together with the lodge card product, the new corporate cards will offer clients a complete, totally integrated solution for their business travel payment.
Yael Klein, managing director of AirPlus International Ltd, commented on the move. ”We are very excited about issuing our own corporate cards in the UK. We have reached this decision as a result of growth opportunities in the UK market and client demand for an AirPlus solution which incorporates both the lodged account and corporate cards. We are delighted with this development and look forward to offering our clients our own corporate cards. The fact that BT is among the clients moving onto our self issued cards shows the high degree of trust they have in AirPlus and we are very confident that we will deliver an outstanding product for them.”
AirPlus International has more than 32,000 corporate customers worldwide and is the leading issuer worldwide of UATP, as well as the preferred partner of British Airways, Lufthansa German Airlines, Continental Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air China, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, TAP Portugal and Luxair.
For more information, visit airplus.com.