Sun Country Airlines Partners with Acculynk for Secure Internet PIN Debit Payment Option

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Leading Low-Cost Airline to add PaySecure to its Suite of Payment Offerings in 2010.

Airlines and E-commerce merchants are seeking ways to cut costs and increase payment security

Sun Country Airlines, recently named in the “Top Ten Domestic Airlines” by Travel+Leisure magazine for the fourth year in a row, has partnered with Acculynk to bring the security of PIN debit to its online customers. PaySecure, the first software-only service for PIN debit payments on the Internet, will become a standard payment option on the airline’s website in 2010.

Sun Country flies to popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, and recently launched a new program, Sun Country Vacations, which allows travelers to save time and money by booking airfare, hotel, rental cars and more in a single, convenient transaction.

“Sun Country is introducing many exciting initiatives for our customers in 2010, and PaySecure fits very well with our overall strategy of new products and services that provide customers more choice and more value,” said Stan Gadek, president and CEO of Sun Country Airlines.

Acculynk is the only provider of a payment service that enables a consumer to use their current debit card and PIN to pay for online purchases, with no enrollment or redirection from the merchant website. Sun Country Airlines is the second airline in 2010 to announce adoption of PaySecure, following Spirit Airlines’ announcement in January.

“Airlines and E-commerce merchants are seeking ways to cut costs and increase payment security,” said Ashish Bahl, CEO of Acculynk. “PaySecure’s value propositions align well with the needs of any airline or business accepting online payments, and we are very pleased that Sun Country Airlines, a clear innovator in the airline industry, chose to add PaySecure to its online checkout, over and above other types of emerging payment methods.”

PaySecure was introduced in March 2009 and is currently accepted on thousands of storefronts and through airlines and merchants such as AirTran, Ritz Interactive, Jelly Belly, Ace Hardware Outlet and 2Checkout. “Our partners are seeing an exponential growth in debit transactions on their websites, and we are the only payment method on the market that harnesses this growth to provide immediate savings and incremental transaction volume,” said Bahl.

About Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC, d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. Sun Country has been named a “Top Ten Domestic Airline” by Travel+Leisure for the fourth year in a row and Condé Nast Traveler for the third year in a row. Customers can obtain more information by visiting either or

About Acculynk
Acculynk secures online transactions with a suite of software-only services that are backed by a powerful encryption and authentication framework protected by a family of issued and pending patents. Acculynk’s services provide greater security, reliability, convenience and return on investment for consumers, merchants, networks, issuers and acquirers. For more information, visit

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CONTACT: Danielle Duclos, Director of Marketing, 678-894-7013

Sun Country Airlines
CONTACT: Heidi Bausch, Marketing, 651-681-4828


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