DUBAI, UAE, 6 July 2021: Emirates has announced, Monday, the launch of Emirates Pay, a new account-based payment method for purchasing air tickets. Emirates Pay is now available for Emirates customers in Germany and the UK who purchase tickets via emirates.com.

Emirates is the world’s first airline to launch this payment
alternative powered by a white-label solution jointly developed by the
International Air Transport Association (IATA) in partnership with Deutsche
Bank.

Emirates chief financial officer Michael Doersam said:
“We’re pleased to be the first airline to roll out this new account-based
solution for our customers. We aim to provide our customers with choice,
convenience, and the best possible experiences at every touchpoint. Customers
who don’t have a credit card, and those already using direct payments for other
purchases, will welcome the simplicity and security of this method when making
travel purchases. When it comes to payments solutions, we’ve always kept close
to the latest innovations so that we can offer our customers in different
markets the most secure and convenient options.”

Technical information:

  • Emirates Pay is an alternative method for travellers to pay for air tickets purchased online by directly debiting their bank account.
  • It is based on real-time payments and Open Banking / Request-to-Pay schemes.
  • With this new solution, the airline provides all the necessary account and payment information, and passengers approve the payment initiation conveniently via their online or mobile banking.
  • For airlines, the new payments solution offers a cost-competitive payment alternative with faster settlement times, supporting enhanced airline liquidity and reduced payment fraud.

For consumers, the new payments solution addresses the demand for more secure and frictionless payment options, including account-to-account payments, for which a card is not required.

Emirates Pay is an alternative method for travellers to pay
for air tickets purchased online by directly debiting their bank account.

It is based on real-time payments and Open Banking /
Request-to-Pay schemes.

With this new solution, the airline provides all the
necessary account and payment information, and passengers approve the payment
initiation in a convenient way via their online or mobile banking.

For airlines, the new payments solution offers a cost-competitive
payment alternative with faster settlement times, supporting enhanced airline
liquidity as well as reduced payment fraud.

For consumers, the new payments solution addresses the demand for more secure and frictionless payment options, including account-to-account payments, for which a card is not required. Visit: www.emirates.com