Cathay Pacific partners with payment platform Adyen as more consumers turn to online transactions

Customers can now choose from various payment methods globally.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, 7:08pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 November, 2015, 4:16pm

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has teamed up with payment solutions company Adyen to provide payment methods that work across various channels as more consumers turn to booking flight tickets across a multitude of devices.

Adyen, a Dutch company headquartered in Amsterdam, offers 250 payment methods globally via its payments platform.

The tie-up with Cathay lets the airline offer passengers a range of convenient payment methods, regardless of the device used.

“Through our partnership with Adyen, we can now provide an optimal payment experience, regardless of where our passengers are, and the payment methods they prefer,” said Catherine Hornby, manager of digital retail at the airline.

As online shopping becomes more commonplace in Hong Kong, merchants scramble to find easier ways of letting consumers make transactions in a bid to increase online purchases and improve the overall buying experience.

The online shopping boom has also led to a wave of payment solution providers establishing themselves in Hong Kong.

In September 2014, Australian e-commerce merchant and payment solutions platform eWAY moved into supporting businesses in Hong Kong.

In March, digital payments platform Braintree, owned by Paypal, expanded its operations into Asia and launched an office in Hong Kong.

Online payments solutions are also popular in China, where Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s Tenpay allow consumers to pay for products online or via their mobile phone.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Apple plans to launch its electronics payments service Apple Pay in China in February .

This will allow Apple Pay users to link the service with their bank accounts at four of China’s state-run banks.