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Singapore Airlines adds Android Pay, Apple Pay to mobile app

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, October 20, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Singapore Airlines adds Android Pay, Apple Pay to mobile app

Singapore Airlines aircraft sit at Changi Airport in Singapore. (Bloomberg via The Straits Times/-)

Singapore Airlines has added as new mobile payment options Android Pay and Apple Pay to its mobile app SingaporeAir.

Using these services, users are able to pay for tickets, redemption booking-related fees and other purchases, including seat selection and travel insurance.

According to an Oct. 19 press release, Android users with the Android Pay digital wallet platform on their phone do not need to fill in payment information stored in their Android Pay account, such as credit or debit card details and billing addresses. Meanwhile, Apple Pay users receive a "Device Account Number" that will be encrypted and stored in the device’s "Secure Element" platform.

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However, this service is not yet available in all countries as not all credit card-issuing banks accept both services. 

“Cashless payment is a growing trend not just in Singapore but in many parts of the world,” said the airline's senior VP for sales and marketing, Campbell Wilson. “Having cutting-edge mobile payment platforms such as Android Pay and Apple Pay provides our customers a seamless and more efficient payment option whenever they make a purchase on our mobile app.” (kes)