Payment specialist Wirecard has signed an agreement with Bahrain’s flagship carrier Gulf Air to offer payments processing services at the point of sale (POS) through to handling e-payments for online bookings.

The technology is rounded by GDS processing via Billing and Settlement Plan, BSP, in addition to flexible international acquiring services.

The latest cooperation extended Wirecard’s existing partnership with Gulf Air, which started in 2006.

Wirecard key account manager of sales travel and transport Robert Gottinger said: “In addition to traditional payment processes, companies are today required to offer their customers multiple payment options in order to stay attractive and competitive in the international market.

“By fully integrating our full-service solutions into the Gulf Air landscape, we are able to provide innovative payment processes and quickly react to emerging payment options. We are very happy to further support Gulf Air with innovative full-service solutions for processing online and offline payments.”

Gulf Air director accounting Ammar Mohammed Alsaad said: “With Wirecard we have found a reliable partner that supports Gulf Air in our entire payment processes.

“By staying innovative and integrating new payment options within our existing systems, we are able to enhance our services and to keep up with the times over the long term – making the passenger experience more efficient and convenient in the process.”