On August 21, Air Canada announced that it was now possible to pay via Alipay and WeChat Pay when a booking was made on the courier websites in North America and Hong Kong.
"Since last fall, our customers around the world can use the local payment method of their choice when buying tickets on aircanada.com in their home country, including the Alipay and WeChat Pay options, in China, said John MacLeod, Global Vice President or Global Sales and Air Canada Alliances With the growing number of customers buying tickets in North America and Hong Kong who are looking for these alternative payment methods, we now accept AliPay and WeChat Pay for reservations made at aircanada.com in Canada, in the United States. States and Hong Kong. "
China and targeted mobile payments
Like others before, this is part of Air Canada's global expansion strategy, showing its efforts to ensure that international customers "have their preferred payment method for their purchases at the same time". & # 39; outside of China & # 39 ;.
Customers can trade locally on aircanada.com via iDEAL in the Netherlands, Sofort and Giropay in Germany, Bancontact in Belgium, POLi in Australia and Alipay and WeChat Pay in China, Canada, the United States and Hong Kong. All these other payment methods and local payment methods are processed through a single platform. This method facilitates the expansion and simplifies the addition of new payment methods, if necessary, without the need for individual contracts or additional development work.
The company serves Shanghai from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, and Beijing from Toronto and Vancouver.
New! Proud to be the first Canadian airline and as one of the first North American airlines to accept Alipay and WeChat Pay when buying flights in Canada, the United States and Hong Kong. https://t.co/iqSZQWGamZ pic.twitter.com/griW5v5gEM
– Air Canada (@AirCanada) August 21, 2018