201412230800PR_NEWS_USPR_____PH96608 20141223T080000-0500 prnewswire.com 20141223 PH96608 1 urn:newsml:prnewswire.com:20141223:PH96608:1 20141223T080000-0500 20141223T080000-0500 MimeType/@FormalName Low Cost Carrier Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras Joins UATP Network As A Merchant WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 DC-UATP-Azul-contract 201412230800PR_NEWS_USPR_____PH96608.xml Low Cost Carrier Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras Joins UATP Network As A Merchant

Low Cost Carrier Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras Joins UATP Network As A Merchant

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Ā UATP announced today that low cost carrier Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras has become a party to the UATP Network as a Merchant and now accepts all UATP cards for payment.

UATP is a global travel payment network. UATP accounts are actively issued by 15 member airlines and accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel by more than 200 airlines worldwide. Airlines currently issuing UATP accounts include Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Qantas Airways, Ltd., Scandinavian Airlines System, United Airlines and US Airways. For information, visit uatp.com.

"We are thrilled to add one of Brazil's leading airlines to the UATP Network," said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP. "Business travel is booming in Brazil where spending reached $31B in 2013, and, although Brazil's corporate travel market continues to grow, there is still a challenge to gain market share. As a UATP Merchant, Azul has positioned itself to take on this challenge and capitalize on new opportunities."

Azul was created in 2008 by the founder of JetBlue Airways, David Neeleman. The airline has been named "Best low-cost airline in South America" at the Skytrax World Airlines Awards every year since 2011. Azul is the third largest airline in Brazil and flies to more than 100 destinations.

For more information, visit UATP.COM.

About UATP

UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail, hotel and travel agency payments. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream(SM) and DataMine(SM), which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management.

Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and AmtrakĀ®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); American Airlines (NYSE: AAL); Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); Luhfthansa German Airlines; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and US Airways.

Contact:
UATP Corporate Communications
Wendy Ward, wward@uatp.com
+1 202 626 4077

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