Singapore Airlines is allowing its customers to use mobile boarding passes on Google Pay, the first time an airline in the Asia-Pacific region is offering such a capability on Google’s digital wallet platform and payment system.
With this initiative, customers can simply produce their boarding pass, which is saved to Google Pay, and proceed straight to the boarding gate after clearing immigration formalities.
To save their boarding pass to Google Pay, customers need an Android mobile device on which they can use to generate the pass via the SingaporeAir app.
Prior to introducing this feature, SIA had also embarked on other digital projects with Google Flight, Google Now and the more recent Google Home to introduce greater ease in areas of flight information, receiving booking confirmation emails and setting reminders for upcoming flights.
Checking in for flights via a mobile boarding pass on Google Pay is available at the airports across the world. In Asia, cities include Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Surabaya, Hong Kong, Seoul Taipei, Tokyo (Haneda and Narita).