Qatar Airways becomes first Gulf carrier to accept Apple Pay

Qatar Airways becomes first Gulf carrier to accept Apple Pay

Qatar Airways claims to be the first Gulf carrier to offer the Apple Pay ‘mobile wallet’ solution across all 12 countries where it is available.

It allows mobile bookings across the airline’s global network with the touch of a finger.

Using passcode or fingerprint technology, Apple Pay links directly to the subscribers’ nominated debit or credit card, ensuring a secure way to purchase tickets.

Using either a passcode or touch ID, successful bookings result in a confirmation page and booking reference number.

In addition to Apple Pay, Qatar Airways also recently launched the digital membership card for Privilege Club frequent flyer members.

Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Hugh Dunleavy said: “We continuously strive to make travel easier and the adoption of an industry-leading ‘pay wallet’ solution is a natural progression for us in providing our passengers with the simplest methods to book their next Qatar Airways journey.

“I am confident our incredibly tech-savvy passengers will appreciate the new payment feature when choosing to fly with us.

“Our travellers are always keen to explore better ways to do things and demand the very best. Both Apple Pay and the digital membership card provides our passengers with the power to choose how they access our award-winning products and services when they travel with us.”

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