A wireless payment solution which accepts chip card payments and can be used by multiple airlines, ground handlers and banks at airports is being introduced by Amadeus.
Luftansa Group is the first aviation business to start introducing the Amadeus Airport Pay solution at check-in desks and ticket offices at more than 170 airports worldwide.
The aim is to improve the airport experience for travellers by providing seamless and secure payment options without disrupting their journey.
Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines head of payment Kai Schilb said: “To bring secure and seamless payment options to our passengers to ease their individual and seamless travel experience is a core objective.
“Amadeus Airport Pay enables our travellers to choose customised ancillary services for their flight while checking in or at the gate – securely and with a variety of payment options, and without the need for detours.”
Lufthansa Group team management payment projects, Philipp Vetten, said “As an IT solution, Amadeus Airport Pay gives the Lufthansa Group full control over its payment infrastructure by enabling connections with a wide range of payment providers.
“We look forward to bringing this service to our airport check in desks and ticket offices in more than 170 airports very soon.”
Amadeus head of travel payments Celia Pereiro said: “Payments in the airport have taken a big step forward towards convenience, security and flexibility with Amadeus Airport Pay.
“We are proud to be working with Lufthansa to improve their passengers’ airport experience worldwide.
“Travellers will have the peace of mind that their payments are secured thanks to EMV [global standard for smart payment cards] technology.
“Airlines and ground handlers meanwhile can open the door to a much smoother trip – imagine roaming agents approaching you while queuing to offer the ancillary service you need – it’s a win-win for the airline and the traveller.”