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AirPlus Overview. Alexander Houston. Who is AirPlus?. 850 Employees AirPlus serves more than 32,000 corporate clients worldwide in 124 countries Parent company is Lufthansa Airlines Twenty years in business Worldwide headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany US headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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airplus overview

AirPlus Overview

Alexander Houston

March 31, 2009

Who is AirPlus?
  • 850 Employees
  • AirPlus serves more than 32,000 corporate clients worldwide in 124 countries
  • Parent company is Lufthansa Airlines
  • Twenty years in business
  • Worldwide headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany
  • US headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • 80% market share in Germany / 50% market share of Europe
  • Over 93 million transactions with a processing volume of 15.9 billion Euro
best of breed solutions
Best of Breed Solutions

Company Account

Corporate Card, P-Card, P-Log

  • Central payment account for air, rail, and agency fees
  • Detailed data & customer specific information
  • Customized invoicing
  • Issued to individual travelers for business related travel costs
  • Superior global acceptance
  • Multiple billing and liability options available

AirPlus Information Manager

Global online MIS reporting system

Electronic Invoicing

Supports financial & expense management systems


Dedicated account manager and customer service rep

Travel Agency Neutral

Products work with any and even multiple agencies

uatp universal air travel plan
UATP – Universal Air Travel Plan
  • Established in 1936 – the first charge card in the world
  • The airline-owned global, corporate, airfare payment system
  • Accepted by all major scheduled airlines in the world
  • Provides the best air travel data possible with every transaction
  • Lowest cost form of payment for airlines
  • Managed by a not-for-profit organization with HQ in Washington, DC and offices in Geneva, Singapore and Sydney
AirPlus Company Account
  • Leading UATP payment solution world-wide
  • Primarily issued as a ‘ghost card’ and lodged with a travel agency
  • Used to purchase air and rail tickets and agency services via an AirPlus Merchant Agreement
  • Purchases are compiled into a clear invoice with flexible billing cycle
  • Current sales can be viewed at any time through the AirPlus Corporate Travel Portal
  • Collection of supplementary data
  • Comprehensive insurance protection
central payment a best practice
Central Payment – A Best Practice
  • Improved control of travel policy
    • Increases use of preferred vendors
    • Improved adoption of self booking tools
    • Better compliance with travel policy
    • Better database for reporting and traveler tracking
  • Increased safety, security and compliance
    • Minimizes fraud and abuse potential
    • Reliable data source for tracking travelers
    • Independent source of data
  • Lower average ticket price
    • Advance purchase increases
    • Lessens incentive influence on purchasing behavior
descriptive billing information
Descriptive Billing Information
  • Supplementary data collected with every transaction and included on both printed statements and in the data warehouse
  • Up to nine descriptive fields can be defined
  • AirPlus collects the data both via the GDS and directly from travel agencies
electronic data feeds
Electronic Data Feeds
  • Receive your statements electronically in the format you prefer
    • ATX
    • XML
    • CSV
    • LARS (AirPlus proprietary format)
  • See your invoice online in the Portal the day its printed (PDF format)
  • Benefits of Electronic Invoicing:
    • Faster reconciliation
    • Improved accounting
    • No manual data capture
    • Reduced errors
  • AirPlus can directly feed any travel expense management system (e.g. Concur)
insurance overview 2 3 times the coverage of other products
Insurance Overview2–3 Times the coverage of other products

AirPlus offers basic travel accident insurance at no cost up to:

$750,000 for accidental disability

$500,000 accidental death coverage

$125,000 medically necessary evacuation following an accident

“Door to door” coverage for benefits as the result of a traveling accident such as physical therapy, hospital stay, etc.

Additional coverage and upgrades are available for a surcharge

Insurance coverage from MasterCard is provided for all purchases madewith the AirPlus Corporate Card

airplus corporate card
AirPlus Corporate Card
  • 22 million merchants in over 220 countries
    • 820k ATM’s in over 100 countries
    • MasterCard purchase protection and rental car insurance
  • Online program administration and access to transaction data
  • Multiple billing and liability options
  • Complete control over spending limits and approved merchants
  • Customer logo can be put on card to reinforce business use
  • Competitive currency exchange rates
airplus purchasing card
AirPlus Purchasing Card
  • Supported by the MasterCard network
  • Level 3 data provided by over 110,000 merchants
  • Extensive reporting capabilities with ‘build your own’ functionality – all of which can be downloaded
  • Advanced features let you assign purchases to cost centers or general ledger accounts, split transactions and re-assign costs at any time
  • Set up allocation rules, and establish pre-set spending limits by number of transactions per day or month, dollar limits or vendor type restrictions.
  • MasterCard Purchase Assistance® and MasterCoverage® Liability protection built in
  • Customizable purchasing authorization
    • gives you control over spending quickly and easily.
airplus p log
AirPlus P-LOG
  • The AirPlus P-LOG is a one-time use virtual card
  • Uses the MasterCard network generated in real time as needed
  • Fixed dollar limit and time limit
  • Capability to send fax of card image in real time to merchant
  • Up to six customer designated fields can be captured
    • Flows through to reporting tools
    • Highly customizable, format and business rules can be built in
  • Download the transactions directly to your General Ledger
  • Manual online-user and automated mid-office
  • versions available
  • Automated version supports Webservices
data consolidation better data to manage and leverage your travel spend
Data ConsolidationBetter Data to manage and leverage yourtravel spend

AirPlus Company Account

AirPlus Travel Data Warehouse

AirPlus Corporate Cards

AirPlus Information Manager

Other Corporate Card Providers

Data processing and international data consolidation

why airplus is better
Why AirPlus is Better
  • Customized Travel Payment Solutions
    • Reconciliation of the charge card statement simplified
    • Onward billings and allocation of charges are automatic
    • Access to detailed data with easy to use reporting tool
  • Personal Service
    • Regardless of size…you are a name – not a number
    • Designated account manager, implementation manager and customer service representative – NO 800 #’s
  • Global Coverage
    • Localized products in 55 countries
    • Solutions available anywhere
AirPlus International, Inc.

Alexander Houston

E-Mail: [email protected]

Cell: +1 (713) 385-3974