Finnair plans to introduce the world´s largest online payment platform Alipay onboard its Helsinki–Shanghai 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.