Flight comparison site Skyscanner has integrated mobile and online payments software from Braintree into its platform.
It means customers can now buy directly within the site and Skyscanner’s mobiloe app, regardless of the airline’s payment processor.
Repeat customers’ payment details can now be saved.
PayPal company Braintree is expanding into the travel industry after working on powering payments on Pinterest Buyable Pins and commerce within Facebook Messenger,
Juan Benitez, chief technology officer at Braintree, said: “Skyscanner recently introduced the concept of Direct Booking, which enables a new form of direct connection between travelers and airlines, such as British Airways, allowing carriers to offer a fully localized booking experience, all within the Skyscanner site experience.”
Jon Hoar, head of product for Direct Booking at Skyscanner, added: “Braintree’s vault and payment Forward API allows us to create our Direct Booking facility on Skyscanner.
“The direct booking provides a great experience for our users, without the friction of leaving our site or apps. This helps us deliver consistency, convenience and trust for the millions of travelers who use Skyscanner to find and book their trips and brings in new customers and enhanced sales opportunities and results for our partners.”