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Payment Processing Options

Payment processing is one of the most complex and challenging issues confronting the modern airline operator. As a leading provider of ancillary revenue systems TouchStar has, of necessity, acquired unparalleled expertise in the field of on-board payment processing. We support the payment requirements of our airline customers globally, across all countries and continents. Our solutions simplify the technical aspects of payment processing, allowing the airline and its crew to focus on what matters most – optimising the ancillary revenue opportunity and providing an enhanced experience for the traveller.

The NovoStar system is designed to enable all on-board payment options required by modern airline operators. Multiple POS device types (tablets, dedicated POS terminals etc.) are supported. Please see the section on mobile hardware within this web site for further detail on device types and advice on selection criteria. Devices can be configured with a variety of options including integral magnetic card readers, chip & pin capability, NFC reading etc. Encrypted credit card data is used throughout, so that PCI compliance is assured. The on-board sales payment transaction is handled by the airlines preferred payment service provider. Payment options that are typically available include;


  • Barclays
  • HSBC (Global Payments)
  • Streamline (Worldpay)
  • Elavon
  • AIB
  • HBOS
  • Amex
  • Diners Club
  • JCB
  • Six Payment Services
  • Valuator
  • B&S Card Services
  • Chase Payments
  • Cash (multiple currency support)
  • Credit card (mag stripe)
  • Credit card (Chip + PIN)
  • Contactless credit card
  • Debit card
  • Near Frequency Communication (NFC)
  • Air Miles
  • Physical & Virtual Vouchers


The NovoStar system is fully compliant with all current payment processing criteria, as follows;

  • 3DES encrypted
  • Fully PCI/DSS
  • EMV
  • Common criteria, bank certified for online and offline Chip & Pin and Contactless payments on-board
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