Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnam Airlines has signed a deal with Việt Nam Payment Solution Joint Stock Company (VNPAY) – the biggest QR code payment firm in Viet Nam, to apply QR code technology for online ticket bookings.
With the deal, Vietnam Airlines becomes a pioneer in Việt Nam’s aviation sector by using QR codes for online ticket booking at https://www.vietnamairlines.com/
Customers will have a new, safer and more convenient way to pay for their flights.
Accordingly, QR Pay will be implemented both online and at Vietnam Airlines’ official ticket office system nationwide from the beginning of this month.
After successfully booking their tickets, customers will be able to use the QR code to pay without entering bank account of card information.
The QR Pay system ensures safety thanks to two-factor verification including mobile banking sign in and one-time pass (OTP) through SMS or fingerprint verification.
Payments via smartphones have risen in the last couple of years, thanks to the introduction of QR code technology. The function is already in use by many banks. Vietnam Airlines has taken advantage of the technology to co-operate with VNPAY and meet customers’ demands while ensuring security as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Việt Nam’s aviation sector is one of the top 5 rapidly growing markets. With huge potential, airlines have been improving their services and prices to bring the best experiences to customers with the help of digital technologies.
Like banks, local airlines have adopted fintech to catch up with trends worldwide.
A representative of Vietnam Airlines said the mobile payment trend in general and QR codes in particular have become more convenient and popular in Việt Nam. Vietnam Airlines’ application of QR Pay is an effort to bring even better services to customers.
There are 12 taxi and bus firms with more than 4,000 vehicles and over 20,000 payment points integrated with QR Pay.
QR Pay is available with the mobile apps of many big banks in Việt Nam, such as Vietcombank, VietinBank, Agribank, BIDV, ABBANK, SCB, NCB, IVB, MaritimeBank, SHB and VIB, with more than 8 million users. — VNS