AirTran Airways Expands Online Payment Options For Travelers

Katie Evans

- Airline Partners with Acculynk to Provide More Secure PIN Debit Option -

ORLANDO, Fla., July 23 -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , announced that it has partnered with Acculynk to provide passengers with a more secure online payment option using debit cards while reducing transaction fees for the low-cost airline. The service, called PaySecure, will allow AirTran Airways customers to use debit cards with software based PIN technology to pay for online purchases at AirTran.com with no enrollment or username/password requirements.

"PaySecure gives our customers an easy to use, secure payment option," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. "This feature will not only lower our distribution costs but will also reduce fraud and charge-backs, while providing security conscious customers with a more secure way to pay."

Consumers who use PaySecure for their debit card purchase at AirTran.com will enter their PIN on PaySecure`s graphical PIN-pad. The transaction is processed as like a normal debit card transaction.

"As more consumers embrace debit cards, the need to secure online debit card transactions and reduce fraud rises," said Ashish Bahl, CEO of Acculynk. "PaySecure offers consumers and merchants a safer alternative to using a debit card without a PIN on the Internet. We are pleased that AirTran Airways an innovative airline with such a highly loyal base of customers, has chosen to add PaySecure to its suite of payment options."

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. AirTran Airways is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America`s newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit www.airtran.com.

Acculynk secures online transactions with a suite of software-only services that are backed by a powerful encryption and authentication framework protected by a family of issued and pending patents. Acculynk`s services provide greater security, reliability, convenience and return on investment for consumers, merchants, networks, issuers and acquirers. For more information, visit http://www.acculynk.com/.

CONTACT: Christopher White, or Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas,
both of AirTran
Airways, +1-678-254-7442
Web Site: http://www.airtran.com/


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