Become a UATP Merchant

UATP accounts are accepted worldwide as a form of payment for corporate business travel by a wide range of Airline, Rail and Travel Agency Merchants including:
  • Airline Merchants reach 95% of scheduled worldwide available seat kilometers (ASK)
  • Major rail carriers in the US and Europe respectively with the capability to enlist additional rail systems throughout the world
  • Over 40 Travel Agencies among the Top 100 Agencies worldwide that accept UATP via direct connections
  • Over 400 Travel Agencies that accept UATP via key Master Merchants
  • Over 30,000 ARC-accredited Travel Agency locations in the US via connections to the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC)
  • Approximately 56,000 IATA Travel Agency locations via connections to International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Bank Settlement Plan (BSP) Network

UATP Settlement Service (USS)

USS is UATP’s proprietary technology to facilitate settlements for UATP Merchants that are not members of one of the airline clearing houses, by relying on the funds handling capabilities of JP Morgan Chase in the United States, and Earthport outside of the United States. Standard USS settlement frequency is weekly and it is fully automated.

For a complete listing of UATP Merchants
Why Travel Agencies become UATP Merchants
Travel Agencies may accept the UATP card as a Merchant by joining the UATP network directly; connection is easy and at no cost to you.  UATP may also be accepted as a form of payment for agency services and net fares (consolidator fares) sold by agencies.  For companies that cannot join industry clearing houses, UATP offers its internal settlement solution (USS) to process UATP charges.

Benefits of accepting UATP

  • Easily reconcile agency fees with corresponding airline tickets
  • Minimal merchant service fees compared to other card brands
  • Increase revenue and reach new customer base
  • Improve your corporate business portfolio
  • No annual fees or dues
  • Strengthen customer relationships

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Why Airlines Should Become UATP Merchants
Lower merchant service fees. Expand corporate market share. Battle core issues of cost saving initiatives, increased presence and market share.

  • Preferred form of payment for corporate travel
  • Reduce distribution costs with lower merchant service fees on UATP transactions
  • Increase corporate market share
  • Only pay merchant service fees on flown segments
  • Strengthen corporate customer loyalty
  • No annual fee, maintenance fee or transactions fees
  • Negotiate better rates with other credit card programs
  • Premier customer service

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