FitsAir announces integration with Mastercard Payment Gateway Services to strengthen its payment infrastructure

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FitsAir, Sri Lanka’s first privately owned international airline, today announced its partnership with Mastercard involving integration with the Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS) platform to strengthen its payment infrastructure. 

Mastercard Sri Lanka and Maldives Country Manager Sandun Hapugoda (second from left) and Executive Director at FitsAir, Ammar Kassim exchange an agreement to strengthen the airline’s payment infrastructure through the Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS) platform. Vikas Varma, Chief Operating Officer, South Asia Mastercard was also present.

Mastercard Payment Gateway Services platform enables merchants to accept both local and international payments, strengthening their ability to compete in the market. Through this partnership, FitsAir will be able to process payments in multiple currencies and secure international bookings from various regions, thereby expanding its footprint and customer base.  

With advanced encryption techniques and fraud prevention measures, MPGS will safeguard FitsAir and its customers from unauthorized access and fraudulent activities, leading to stronger customer trust and higher digital payments adoption. 

 Ammar Kassim, Executive Director, FitsAir, said, “With Mastercard Payment Gateway Services, we can provide customers a single service that enables payments globally and supports our expansion into new markets. Our collaboration with Mastercard will strengthen our mission of offering affordable and convenient air travel options and becoming a key player in Sri Lanka’s aviation sector.”

Sandun Hapugoda, Country Manager, Sri Lanka, Mastercard, said, “In an era where travelers increasingly prefer digital payment methods, it is crucial to offer them a service that is secure and reliable. Mastercard Payment Gateway Services incorporates advanced technology that elevates the overall payment experience for both merchants and their customers. Mastercard is thrilled to partner with FitsAir and help the company in achieving its expansion goals.”

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA),

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

About FitsAir,

Fits Air began operations in 1997 in the Air Cargo business. With decades of experience in the aviation industry and thousands of flights flown, FitsAir became the first privately owned airline to be designated by the Government of Sri Lanka to operate scheduled international passenger air service out of Sri Lanka. The airline operates a modern fleet of A320 aircraft. FitsAir Prioritizes safety above all but is proud of its high-quality service. FitsAir is a part of Aberdeen Holdings, a diversified Sri Lankan business conglomerate.

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