Canada Jetlines Partners with Elavon to Provide Secure Payment Processing
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Elavon, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), as its payment processing partner of choice.
Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, and is a leading payments provider to airlines around the world.
Elavon will provide Jetlines’ customers with a secure and easy-to-use payment processing platform. Its omnichannel payment solutions will allow Jetlines’ future passengers to pay however they want whether its in-person, online, on the phone, or on their mobile device. Elavon also offers top-tier security controls to protect Jetlines and its future passengers’ data and privacy. Elavon’s platform will prevent fraud through its advanced and proprietary risk management tools, fraud detection solutions, and managed chargeback services.
Jetlines Chief Financial Officer, Carlo Valente, commented, “Elavon and U.S. Bank have a track record of delivering reliable, innovative, and secure payment solutions. Elavon is consistently rated among the top global payment providers and offers secure payments solutions that comply with industry standards. With data breaches becoming more and more common today, security of customer payments is crucial while also reducing the cost of payment card industry (PCI) data compliance. Elavon meets these needs with its award-winning, international processing platform and global payment solutions.”
“We are honored Jetlines named us their payments processing partner of choice,” said Brett Turner, head of airline acquiring, Elavon. “We’ve been processing payments for the airline industry since 1989, serving global and regional carriers of all sizes. Adding Jetlines to our portfolio of airline customers deepens our commitment to the Canadian market.”
About Elavon, Inc.
Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. As the leading provider for airlines and a top five provider in hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.
About Canada Jetlines Ltd.
Canada Jetlines is set to become Canada’s first true Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) airline, with plans to operate flights across Canada and provide non-stop service from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company plans to commence operations with the Airbus A320 fleet, the most widely used aircraft for ultra-low-cost carriers worldwide. Jetlines is led by a board and management team with extensive experience and expertise in low-cost airlines, start-ups and capital markets. The Company was granted an unprecedented exemption from the Government of Canada that will permit it to conduct domestic air services while having up to 49% foreign voting interests.
For more information on Jetlines, please visit our website at www.jetlines.ca.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
“Mark J. Morabito”
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