Large Ukrainian airline choses EMS

Amsterdam, June 22, 2012 - Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), one of the largest airlines in Ukraine, choose EMS (European Merchant Services) as a partner. From now on, EMS will process e-commerce and MOTO (Mail Order - Telephone Order) credit card payments. EMS also processes the credit card payments for UIA from tour operators in the United States and Europe.

"We are delighted about our partnership with UIA. They are an important addition to our aviation portfolio, which continues to grow. This is in line with our long term strategy. For several years, we have been working very successfully in this segment and we process more and more credit card payments for international airlines." says Marc van Piggelen, Commercial Director.

Dedicated team and excellent service

UIA is based in Boryspil, near the Ukrainian capital Kiev. The independent company has a modern fleet and daily flights to numerous domestic and foreign destinations, including Amsterdam and Brussels from Kiev. UIA is also very satisfied with the signed contract. "EMS offers a dedicated team of professionals and excellent service. We have great confidence in the smooth, fast and secure processing of our credit card transactions, "said Viacheslav Chumakov, UIA Vice President Finance.


About EMS

European Merchant Services (EMS) is a leading provider of customer-oriented payment services for (e)merchants operating in the European market. Through a flexible organization, service minded staff and expert advice EMS guarantees its customers and partners maximum convenience and insight into their financial payment flows. The payment services of EMS are among the best in the world. The organization was founded in 2005 by two renowned partners: First Data, a leading international player in the field of E-Commerce and Payment Services and International Card Services (ICS), the Dutch market leader in issuing credit cards. This provides EMS with an unparalleled knowledge and experience, a solid infrastructure and the best technology in the sector. EMS offers merchants on location and e-merchants an all-in-one solution for the processing of domestic and foreign transactions with all most major credit and debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Diners Club & Discover, V PAY, Visa Electron and American Express . EMS is based in Diemen (Amsterdam) and has 87 employees.

For more information please contact Nadine Lucas T +31 20 660 3085 or email


About UIA

Ukraine International Airlines is Ukraine’s leading privately owned carrier. UIA’s fleet consists of 20 Boeing 737 aircraft. The airline connects Ukraine with over 40 capitals and key cities of Europe, Asia, Africa, and CIS providing connections with its international partners’ flights to more than 3,000 other destinations in the world. The base airport for UIA is Kiev Boryspil (KBP). UIA operates over 700 flights per week. For more information on UIA visit the company’s website

Press-office of Ukraine International Airlines Tel/fax: +38 044 238-2697 E-mail:


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