CellPoint Mobile powers new SaudiGulf Airlines app with bookings, payments

CellPoint Mobile, a global provider of sales and payment-side mobile technology products for the airline and travel sectors, is partnering with SaudiGulf Airlines, the full-service national carrier of Saudi Arabia, to develop and launch the airline's first mobile app to support booking.

As part of the launch, CellPoint Mobile has enabled payments through SADAD, the national electronic payment method used in the Saudi Arabia, according to a press release.

"We chose CellPoint Mobile because of the company's long track record of designing and implementing mobile booking and payment solutions specifically for airlines," Karim Makhlouf, CCO of SaudiGulf Airlines, said in the release. "We knew they would deliver a native booking app that would expand our revenue opportunities in the direct channel, communicate our unique brand essence, and ultimately give our passengers the seamless booking and payment experience they demand."

The SaudiGulf app is powered by Voyage, CellPoint Mobile's mobile-first booking engine. The app — which provides search and book capabilities, seat selection, and integrated payment options, as well as the flexibility to add new features as they are developed — enables SaudiGulf to open up additional streams of revenue and selling opportunities in the mobile channel. 

The app is built for the Android and iOS native platforms, which represent 99.6 percent of all new smartphones globally, and enables travelers to book flights using convenient payment methods such as Visa, Mastercard and SADAD, according to the release.

Topics: In-App Payments

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