Air Canada and Masterpass by Mastercard Help Travelers Take-Off Faster

Canada's number one airline speeds, simplifies online booking experience globally by integrating Masterpass as a payment option

TORONTO, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Mastercard today announced that Masterpass is available on Air Canada.com and vacations.aircanada.com, helping travelers get from booking to vacation-mode even faster. Air Canada joins a rapidly expanding roster of travel sites offering fast, easy and secure digital payment with Masterpass.

"Air Canada is committed to continually enhancing the entire travel experience, including making it as easy as possible for customers to make purchases from Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations. Masterpass will save customers time by enabling them to speedily complete purchases online," said Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales at Air Canada. 

Masterpass stores all payment information, including card details from both Mastercard and other payment networks, and shipping information in one convenient, secure place. All purchasing information is readily accessible when shoppers click on the Masterpass button at checkout and sign into their account.

"Shoppers are looking for a quick, safe purchase experience when shopping online," said Iain McLean, Senior Vice President, Canada Market Development at Mastercard. "With Masterpass, travelers have fewer steps and forms to fill out, leaving them more time to plan a dream travel experience."

With Masterpass, shoppers can pay for the things they want with the security they demand at more than 340,000 merchants online and in-app, and at more than 6 million merchant locations in approximately 96 countries.

Masterpass by Mastercard is free, easy to set up, and available anywhere you see the Masterpass button at checkout. Canadians can sign up for an account at www.masterpass.ca.

About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 95 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

About Mastercard
Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardCAnws, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

SOURCE Mastercard

For further information: Mastercard Communications Contact: Canada - Lauren Mostowyk, 416-365-6697, lauren.mostowyk@mastercard.com; Ketchum Public Relations Canada: Amanda Federchuk, 416-355-7410, amanda.federchuk@ketchum.com


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