Spirit Airlines and Commerciant Take Flight
Spirit Airlines and Commerciant Take Flight With New Wireless Credit Card Terminals
HOUSTON, TX, April 14, 2005 –Spirit Airlines announced today that it will now conduct in-flight credit card transactions for their passengers’ snack and beverage sales utilizing Commerciant- LP’s new MobileScape™ wireless, hand-held credit card terminals. MobileScape™ provides the Spirit flight attendants with the ability to process quickly and easily a passenger’s credit card transaction, saving employee time while better serving the needs of their passengers.
“We are delighted to be working with Commerciant on this innovative and technology advanced solution for inflight purchases. Initially, these will be used for our snack and liquor sales but with such versatile technology, they will support new and future ideas in onboard service” said Ben Baldanza, President and Chief Operating Officer of Spirit Airlines. “We know our customers will appreciate our being cashless for their convenience and being able to use a credit or debit card inflight with confidence. Commerciant couldn’t be a better partner.”
“We are honored to have Spirit Airlines as a new partner,” said Tim Davis, CEO of Commerciant LP and Chairman of its Board of Directors. “We believe our ability to develop a wireless solution tailored to the airline industry will bring an even better flight experience for Spirit passengers.”
Real-time transaction reports are immediately available for Spirit Airlines through the secure MobileScape™ Manager website. Not only does the system save valuable field time, but also the airline can determine exactly what items were sold and by whom on a daily basis. The MobileScape™ terminal is lightweight, rugged and exceptionally easy to use, making it ideal for in-flight use. It also makes flight attendants’ job more efficient by eliminating the need to carry cash and make change.
Commerciant’s MobileScape™ solution capitalizes on the technology of industry leading companies - the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network renowned for high-speed, secure transport of payments and other business critical data combined with Commerciant’s POSware, its brand of enterprise solution and business application software.
For more information about MobileScape™ , visit Commerciant’s website at: www.commerciant.com.
Commerciant is the technology leader in the wireless payments and mobile business process service industry. Commerciant provides authorization, settlement, wireless access, and its low cost, hand held MobileScape™ terminal capable of performing remote credit card processing under a single contract. Powered by POSware™, the MobileScape ™ terminal delivers highly customizable mobile business process services. Learn more at www.commerciant.com
About Spirit Airlines
Founded in 1990, Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines is the largest privately-held airline in the U.S., bringing low fares and friendly service to 18 cities, including: Atlantic City, N.J.; Cancun, Mexico; Chicago/O''Hare; Detroit; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Nassau, Bahamas; New York/LaGuardia; Providence/Boston Area; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Washington, D.C./Reagan National; and the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, with seasonal service to West Palm Beach.
Commerciant™, MobileScape™ , POSware™ are trademarks of Commerciant Holdings Inc. All other brands, products and company names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.
This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes.