Air Canada announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Adyen to provide an international payment solution to all customers. The airliner reported that through this agreement, customers will be able to use their preferred local method of payment when making travel purchases.
While sharing more details about the partnership, Duncan Bureau, Vice President of Global Sales at Air Canada, stated:
“With our global expansion, Air Canada now operates on six continents so it is important to recognize local preferences for payment methods and make it easy for customers to interact with us through their preferred method. Under our agreement with Adyen, we now can offer seamless service to our customers, wherever alternate forms of payment are available. This is an important step in our global expansion strategy as we increase our focus on selling to customers outside Canada.”
Roelant Prins, Chief Commercial Officer at Adyen, also commented:
“Airlines like Air Canada are pioneers in customer experience innovation, adopting the latest technology to ensure their passengers benefit from the best possible service. We are proud to partner with this industry leading airline to support both cards and local payment methods. And we look forward to helping them maximize their conversions with frictionless payments for passengers everywhere.”
Air Canada went on to add that with Adyen’s services, it will be able to process cards and local payment methods through a single gateway, making it easier for the airline company to expand. Customers can now transact locally on aircanada.com using iDeal in the Netherlands, Sofort and Giropay in Germany, Bancontact in Belgium, Poli in Australia and Alipay and WeChat Pay in China.