Emirates Airline, the world’s largest international airline, will now offer Visa Checkout, the online checkout service by Visa (NYSE: V), a global payments technology company, allowing shoppers to pay with their cards online and on any device, with just a few clicks.
Visa Checkout is now available to Emirates Airline customers in 15 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, the UAE and the USA. Enrolling in Visa Checkout is a simple, one-time process, taking only a few minutes. Consumers simply store their shipping and payment information in a secure account with Visa once, and they never have to re-enter it again when shopping online at all merchants globally who offer Visa Checkout.
Emirates customers can now conveniently use Visa Checkout with any Visa debit or credit card to make Emirates Airline ticket purchases to its global network spanning six continents directly from the emirates.com website. The service solves the frustration that many online shoppers face in having to submit large amounts of information – such as their name, card numbers and billing address – each time they want to make an online purchase.
Paul McCrea, Visa’s Vice President of Products for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “We are delighted that Emirates Airline will now offer Visa Checkout to customers in 15 countries who wish to book air tickets online. For Emirates customers, Visa Checkout is quick and easy to use, particularly as they book air tickets more frequently on smaller devices like mobile phones and tablets but still want to use the payment cards they already know and trust. Ultimately, Visa Checkout will ensure that consumers have a seamless and secure experience while booking a host of exciting travel options on the world’s largest international airline – Emirates Airline. Globally, our Visa Checkout merchant partners are already seeing the benefits, and we are expecting similar results with Emirates.”
A recent study found that Visa Checkout really helps ensure a browsing customer converts into a paying customer as 86 percent of customers enrolled with Visa Checkout completed their transactions. They were also 51 percent more likely to complete a transaction compared to customers who have to enter card and address information manually in the traditional online checkout path. Also, Visa Checkout allows retailers to tap into the trust consumers have in the Visa brand. More than 96 percent of Visa Checkout customers said that they felt secure when making a purchase.