South African airline, FlySafair and Zapper have entered into a partnership which will allow travellers to use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online, as well as at the airline’s web kiosk and sales desk.
This new payment option eliminates the need for passengers to complete mandatory payment information fields. Customers can select the option to pay with Zapper, scan a QR code on their computer screen with their smartphone and confirm the amount due.
Customers booking tickets via mobile devices enjoy the same priveledges. Zapper’s deep-linking technology allows them to tap the generated QR code to confirm payment.
“By introducing Zapper as an additional payment method, we provide our customers more options and greater flexibility. Zapper is a good fit in driving FlySafair’s strategy to become the most innovative airline in the country – driven by leading-edge technology trends and seamless user behaviour,” said Eswee Vorster, FlySafair’s Head of IT & Innovation.
FlySafair is the first air carrier to pilot Zapper payments within the global aviation industry, the company was also voted the most on-time airline in the world by air travel intelligence specialist, OAG for the second year in a row.
“As mobile drives the future of payments forward, Zapper continues to champion the cause by providing a rewarding payment option that enhances users’ lifestyles. Faster and more efficient checkouts when paying for flights is yet another way we bring additional convenience to peoples’ lives,” said Konrad Karczmarczyk, Regional Sales Manager for Zapper South Africa.