Apple Pay has landed on another airline app.
Now, customers who fly Delta can both book and pay for flights using Apple Pay on the latest version of the Fly Delta app. Delta has become the first U.S.-based airline to activate the ability to buy airline tickets with Apple Pay on its app.
“Our Fly Delta app has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2010. More than 18 million customers have now downloaded the Fly Delta app, and we are excited to be the first U.S.-based airline to allow our customers to book and pay for their tickets with Apple Pay. By providing a way to pay for flights with just the touch of a fingertip, Delta continues to optimize our robust mobile channels and provide an easy-to-use and seamless digital experience for our customers,” said Rhonda Crawford, Delta Vice President of eCommerce.
As seen with other Apple Pay integrations, Delta touted the security and privacy of the mobile payments app, which doesn’t store card numbers on the device or on Apple’s servers, instead only generating a one-time unique code with each transaction.
Recently, Apple Pay and other mobile payments solutions have been gaining attention in the travel space. In fact, a new travel payments solution is promising to ease mobile payments rollout for airlines using its mobile wallet sleeve.
While the product’s customer-oriented design makes it possible for users to avail themselves of airline offerings, like loyalty programs, boarding passes, tickets and travel documents, among others, on their phone, it also helps airlines pocket more revenue through reduced customer acquisition and higher ticket conversion and revenue opportunities. The Travel Bank mWallet has been designed to support popular mobile payments solutions, like Apple Pay, MasterPass and Android Pay.