First Abu Dhabi Bank comes in ahead of the pack to be Etihad Aviation Group's card payment processing partner. Image Credit: FAB

Dubai: First Abu Dhabi Bank will be the card payment processing partner of Etihad Aviation Group, on both online and in-store card payments. The collaboration will “accelerate” delivery of payment solutions to the airline’s passengers.

FAB was chosen after a global tender process involving the industry’s foremost payment processing companies. The bank will be processing close to 3.5 million transactions per year, supporting more than 90 currencies through all major global payment channels and methods.

“FAB has emerged as the strongest bidder, which speaks volumes for our payments service capabilities, innovative solutions and financial strength,” said Hana Al Rostamani, Deputy Group CEO and Head of Personal Banking at FAB.

“It is a partnership that entrusts FAB to serve as a key touch point between Etihad Airways and its valued customers across the world. We look forward to repaying that trust by providing an exceptional payment experience.”