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Android Pay, Apple Pay now available for SIA's mobile app

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has added Android Pay and Apple Pay as payment options to its mobile app, the airline announced on Thursday.

Customers will be able to use the services to pay for air tickets, redeem booking-related fees or for other purchases, such as preferred seat selection and travel insurance, when booking flights.

This means added convenience since customers will not have to fill in their payment information; with Android Pay, the credit or debit card details are already stored in their accounts, while with Apple Pay, a unique device account number is assigned, encrypted and stored in the secure element on the mobile device.

SIA's senior vice-president (sales and marketing), Campbell Wilson, said: "Cashless payment is a growing trend not just in Singapore, but in many parts of the world. Having cutting edge mobile payment platforms such as Android Pay and Apple Pay provide our customers a seamless and more efficient payment option whenever they make a purchase on our mobile app."

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