Air Canada has announced Alipay and WeChat Pay are now payment choices available when booking on the carrier’s North American and Hong Kong websites.
The carrier is thus among the first North American carriers to offer these secure payment options in North America.
“Since last fall, our customers around the world have been able to use their preferred local method of payment when purchasing flights on aircanada.com in their home country or region, including Alipay and WeChat Pay options in mainland China.
“With increasing numbers of customers purchasing tickets in North America and Hong Kong looking to use these alternate forms of payment, we are very pleased to expand AliPay and WeChat Pay options to aircanada.com bookings in Canada, the USA and Hong Kong.
“This is another important element of our global expansion strategy as we increase our focus on providing our international customers with their preferred method of payment when purchasing outside mainland China,” said John MacLeod, vice president, global sales. Air Canada.
Air Canada processes alternative and local payment methods via a single gateway.
This makes it easy for the airline to expand, adding new payment methods as needed without requiring individual contracts, or additional development work.