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Air China will issue UATP payment cards and accept all UATP
accounts as a form of payment now that the Chinese national flag carrier has
joined the airline-owned UATP network.
Adding Air China – a member of the Star Alliance and the
largest brand airline in that country – "will support the rapid
transformation of corporate travel account management in the world's largest
travel market”, said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO of UATP.
UATP in May partnered with Citcon, a provider of merchant
acquiring and other services related to the North American and European
acceptance of ubiquitous China-based mobile payment systems Alipay, WeChat Pay
and China UnionPay. Under that alliance, customers will be able to make
payments via those services to UATP member airlines.