MasterCard has added another major merchant to its growing MasterPass list.
MasterCard announced today (Jan. 26) that it added JetBlue to its MasterPass merchant list. MasterPass, the tokenized online checkout option, will be available later this year on the airline’s website and mobile app.
MasterPass is touted as the digital payment solution that enables faster and more secure checkout both online and in-app. With MasterPass, consumers can pay for items without having to enter payment credentials each time. Instead, the digital wallet securely stores shoppers’ preferred payment and shipping information and can be applied with one click when users select the “Buy with MasterPass” button and sign into their account. MasterPass is currently available in 29 countries and is accepted at 250,000 merchants globally.
“Planning a getaway with JetBlue is exciting and something to look forward to,” said Michael Cyr, group executive, U.S. Market Development for MasterCard. “With your payment credentials securely stored in MasterPass, the toughest thing you’ll have to do is decide where you want JetBlue to take you.”
Accepting MasterPass by MasterCard on JetBlue’s online and in-app properties also expands the relationship between the two companies. In October 2015, JetBlue announced that MasterCard would be its network partner for its co-branded portfolio. That deal follows a high-profile split with the airline’s last card partner, American Express, which expired at the end of the year.
“We are always looking for new ways to offer customers a great experience at every step in their travel and that starts with booking your flight,” said Mike Stromer, VP digital loyalty and customer insights for JetBlue. “MasterPass adds a fast and simple way to complete a booking, and we look forward to adding it into our mobile app and online experience later this year.”