Vietnam Airlines jumps on QR payment bandwagon

17:09 | 11/07/2018
Vietnam Airlines’ collaboration with Vietnam Payment Solutions JSC in applying QR code payment technology highlights the aviation firm’s efforts to enable passengers to pay for airline tickets in a convenient and secure way.  
vietnam airlines jumps on qr payment bandwagon

Paying for air tickets via QR code in a convenient way

Accordingly, the QR Pay payments channel developed by Vietnam Payment Solutions JSC (VNPAY) will be integrated into the online booking website and will be used by official ticket agencies nationwide. QR Pay allows customers to simply scan QR code to pay for tickets through various mobile banking applications.

QR Pay serves as a convenient alternative payment method for customers when they book air tickets online. Those booking tickets at offline agencies can easily make payments by scanning the QR code on site.

QR Pay offers a convenient payment experience to users instead of traditional payment methods like bills, bank cards, and cash.

To use QR Pay, customers need to log into a mobile banking application on their smart phone, then scan the QR code and authenticate the transaction by a one-time password or PIN (OTP), a fingerprint or face recognition. The authentication helps ensure high security for payments.

vietnam airlines jumps on qr payment bandwagon
Cashless and quick payments create distinct features for QR Pay

Vietnam is considered one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. Like many local banks, Vietnamese flag carriers are raising efforts to join the wave of financial technology (fintech) applications like QR code so as to improve passenger experiences.

“The trend of mobile payments in general and payments via QR code is becoming more convenient and popular in Vietnam. The application of QR Pay is part of our efforts to provide customers with the best experiences," said a representative of Vietnam Airlines.

vietnam airlines jumps on qr payment bandwagon
Payments turn simple with QR code method

VNPAY-QR is the first and only payment gateway in Vietnam that accommodates QR code payments. Thanks to its fast payments and unparalleled convenience, QR Pay is growing into a widely popular mobile payment method among enterprises and business groups.

Twelve taxi and busline companies, which run a fleet of a combined 4,000 vehicles, have integrated QR Pay into their business. Additionally, more than 20,000 service points connected with the QR Pay system accept payments for food and shopping.

QR Pay is available on the mobile applications of most major banks in Vietnam, including Vietcombank, Vietinbank, Agribank, BIDV, ABBANK, MartimeBank, SHB, VIB, and others.

The number of QR Pay users reached 8 million people so far, expected to soar in the coming time.

By Hong Quang

Based on MasterCMS Ultimate Edition Ver 2.8 2018