By Peter Schmid - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Finnair/Airbus-A319-112/1751345/L/, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17100126
By Peter Schmid – http://www.airliners.net/photo/Finnair/Airbus-A319-112/1751345/L/, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17100126

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.