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System uses American Express

Billing and payment for charter flights is a time-consuming process, but Avinode Group has created PayNode to speed things up.

Avinode Group has announced PayNode, claiming it is the world’s first end-to-end payment platform for business aviation. Working exclusively with American Express on its first product, PayNode will launch Nov. 1 to allow customers to pay directly for business charter flights with a credit card. The company expects to offer a solution that includes bank wire transfer payments soon.

Customers can use PayNode to pay directly with an American Express Card to save time, lower the risk of exposure, simplify cross-border payments, and, it is claimed, increase profitability.

“The payment procedure in business aviation is a true industry pain point: it is inefficient, costly and insecure, placing unnecessary strain on brokers and operators’ businesses, as well as giving customers insufficient protection of their payment details,” PayNode official Magnus Henriksson said. “PayNode is a solution which overcomes those barriers; anyone can use PayNode and it is free to sign up so brokers and operators can utilize the platform to save them time, money and risk.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Avinode to help transform the way this industry processes payments,” American Express executive Gunther Bright said. “PayNode is a great solution for our customers, making business air charter payments seamless for our card members and more efficient for our merchants.”

Avinode Group is on site at the National Business Aviation Association's Business Aviation Convention and Exhibit in Orlando, Florida, and has booth 2219 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.
Topics: Financial, National Business Aviation Association

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