Largest UATP Market Adds Newest UATP Merchant – Dauair

WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire/ — New German regional airline, Dauair, joins the UATP network as the latest merchant effective 6 May 2005. Dauair now accepts all UATP cards which are used to purchase more tickets in the German market than all other forms of payment accumulated.

“Dauair consists mainly of corporate travelers; our focus is to meet the corporate traveler needs by offering reasonable prices, comfortable flights and by utilizing major airports to save travelers time and money versus budget airlines that tend to land outside of city limits,” said Founder Hans-Jorg Dau. “UATP will enable Dauair to further meet corporate demands by keeping our distribution costs down through lower merchant service fees and no foreign exchange fees.”

Founded in early 2005, Dauair operates on the “Low Cost Regional” concept, filling the gap between the “classic” low fare airlines and traditional airlines via capacity of the aircraft and fares. Dauair’s main distribution tool is the online booking engine and is a ticket less carrier; however, traditional methodology may also be used by booking through travel agencies or through the Dauair call center.

“Dauair is concentrating on corporate travelers needs, lowering credit card costs and eliminating foreign exchange fees, in addition to concentrating on ease of services,” said Ralph Kaiser, CEO and president, UATP. “By becoming a UATP Merchant, Dauair joins the rest of Germany by accepting the leader in form of payment for tickets for corporate travel.” AirPlus International, UATP’s largest account Issuer, is the leading form of payment for business travel in Germany.

Dauair offers flights from Dortmund to Berlin-Tempelhof and Poznan, Poland. Throughout 2005 the schedule and fleet will continue to grow with additional cities being added based on corporate needs and a planned expansion to three Saab 340 B planes.

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About UATP

UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel by more than 200 airlines worldwide. UATP accounts are issued by these airlines: Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American Airlines (NYSE:AMR) , Austrian Airlines, Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) , Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) , Japan Airlines (NasdaqOTC: JALSY), Qantas Airways, Ltd., Scandinavian Airlines System, United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) , US Airways (BULLETIN BOARD: UAIRQ.OB) , and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways (NYSE:BAB) , Lufthansa German Airlines, Northwest Airlines (NASDAQ: NWAC) , Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) .

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