What does this mean?
Simply, for the airline’s passengers life will become a little easier as they will be able to purchase tickets and travel products directly from the Android Pay-enabled Emirates mobile app.
Almost all of today’s travelers rely on their smartphones and mobile devices to pay for items and interact with airlines as they travel. Adding Android Pay to the pool of available payment options offers Emirates passengers simplicity, security and choice when paying for things with their Android phones.
CellPoint Mobile, a payments and mobile commerce solutions provider for the world’s airlines, and Emirates now support Android Pay in the UK.
The Android Pay integration is already live for passengers who have downloaded the Emirates app.
Available to U.S. consumers at select retail stores, Android Pay rolled out officially in the UK on May 18, 2016. CellPoint Mobile’s integration of Android Pay makes Emirates the world’s first airline to integrate “Buy with Android Pay” for its passengers. With Android Pay fully integrated into CellPoint Mobile’s platform, roll-outs of the solution with new airline clients can be accomplished in days or weeks rather than months.
“We want to make it easier for businesses like Emirates to offer a faster in-app payment solution for their passengers,” said Pali Bhat, director of product management for Google. “With Android Pay, people will be able to speed through checkout with their Android phones in as few as two clicks.”