Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is collaborated with Nok Air in developing Thailand's first QR code payment system for airlines to meet the lifestyle needs of a new generation of travellers.
The new system will be available for customers booking air tickets via www.nokair.com.
It is believed that this collaboration will help SCB achieve its 1.2 million customer target for QR payments for 2018.
Apiphan Charoenanusorn, SCB retail head, said: “This effort fully aligns with Nok Air’s commitment to developing service innovations to satisfy their customers’ demands. SCB has worked closely with its business partners to create a digital platform to help transform Thailand into a cashless society, particularly new payment methods such as QR code scanning to reduce cash usage, while accommodating a new generation customers.
“This cooperative effort with Nok Air in developing QR code scanning for payment marks another major step in meeting the demands of every lifestyle in the digital age for Thai travellers,” she added.
“At present, SCB provides QR payment service to nearly 1 million customers. SCB is confident that the association will be well received and help the bank achieve its target of 1.2 million customers using QR payment services in 2018.”
Nok Air CEO Piya Yodmani said: “Nok Air is Thailand’s first airline to adopt the QR code payment service. This new payment channel is part of our service-quality development and modernisation for increased convenience. Nok Air’s introduction of QR code payment will boost its progress and leadership in using new technology for its airline business operations.”
The new payment system via QR codes is soon due to expand to include mobile phones and Nok Air check-in counters nationwide. Passengers paying with QR codes via Nok Air’s website will reportedly receive transaction-fee waivers until the year’s end.