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Finnair becomes first airline in the world to launch Alipay onboard


Finnair plans to introduce the world´s largest online payment platform Alipay onboard its HelsinkiShanghai route as of 27 January as the first airline in the world. Alipay will first be made available for a month on a trial basis.

Customers will be able to use Alipay to pay for inflight purchases, such as tax- free items, and travel extras. In addition, Alipay will also be accepted at the Finnair lounge in the non-Schengen area at Helsinki Airport.

Alipay has over 450 million active users in China and is used by over 60% of Chinese people travelling abroad. It is the world´s largest online payment platform and global lifestyle application operated by a related company of Alibaba Group.

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