Scoot is planning to expand its reach into new markets by adopting a new global payment solution.
Worldpay will now act as the low-cost carrier’s “exclusive payments provider”, improving its ability to sell online tickets to travellers in different countries and regions.
As well as supporting online payments in multiple currencies, Worldpay enables Scoot to accept alternative payment solutions such as Alipay and UnionPay in China, Konbini in Japan, and PayPal in Australia.
Scoot is currently expanding, having recently merged its operations with Tigerair Singapore. And the LCC’s chief commercial officer, Leslie Thng, said that Worldpay would offer his airline “continuous support as we launch into new markets”.
“We see Worldpay as the ideal partner to support our aggressive growth plan, and reduce our time-to-market into each new region,” said Thng. “Our new Singapore-Athens route launched earlier this month, and with plans to launch five more new destinations in the next 12 months, we need a payments solution to support our global vision.”
It has also been revealed that, since partnering with Worldpay, Scoot has seen its payment acceptance rates rise to 90% across all markets.
“By putting payments at the heart of its e-commerce strategy, Scoot has been able to cut costs, while increasing sales, helping to improve competitiveness and ensure sustainable profitability in an exciting yet challenging market,” said Stuart Thornton, Worldpay’s vice president of business development for Asia Pacific.