Lufthansa Brings Direct Payment Option to Check-in Counter
In an effort to simplify payments for passengers, the Lufthansa Group will now enable secure and simple payments at the check-in counter, by introducing “Amadeus Airport Pay”.
This new service, developed by Amadeus and Ingenico, will subsequently be available at more than 170 airports around the world.
The customers will be able to pay for ancillary services, such as excess baggage, with chip-cards (credit/debit cards), girocard payments and compatible digital wallets.
Additionally, airline staff are able to initiate compensation payments with these terminals, for instance in case a passenger voluntary steps back from an overbooked flight.
The standard used by the Amadeus Airport Pay solution is also fully compatible with PCI-DSS, a series of security standards defined by the payment card industry.
By using a PIN method for the cards, fraud is prevented during the payment process itself.