CellPoint Mobile has launched Google’s Android Pay with Emirates, enabling the world’s largest international airline to add the alternative payment method (APM) as another payment option within the Emirates mobile app.
Emirates is also the first airline to integrate “Buy with Android Pay” for its passengers.
Released in the U.S. market during May 2015 and launched in the UK on May 18, 2016, Android Pay is a mobile payment solution that offers consumers more simplicity, security and choice when paying for things with and within their Android phones. Formerly known as the Google Wallet, it is the Android way to pay in-store and in-app.
According to Spencer Spinnell, Google’s Director of Business Development, “Integrating Android Pay with CellPoint Mobile will make it easier for airlines to further streamline their checkout experience by offering their passengers a simpler, faster in-app payment experience.”
Gartner analysts estimate that mobile payment transactions will total $720 billion by the end of 2017 – more than triple 2014’s tally of $235 billion. And according to global stats from eMarketer, travel-related digital transactions will rise to $762 billion by 2019.
To be able to capture that revenue, airlines and businesses need to support a range of alternate payment methods (APMs) to meet their passengers’ behaviors and growing demands for mobile payments. Other benefits – ease of integration, security, and unified e-commerce payments – arise when mobile payments are supported from an underlying payments infrastructure and platform, according to the
Android Pay page on our website. CellPoint Mobile also supports Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, China UnionPay, MasterPass, Visa Checkout, Amex Express Checkout, and airline-branded mobile wallets. With multiple payment options, airlines can provide a much simpler and faster in-app checkout process to their passengers.
Contact us today if you’re interested in Android Pay or other alternative payment methods for your passengers and customers.