Germanwings customers can now pay for their tickets using e-commerce firm PayPal.
The new option allows payments to transferred from customers’ PayPal accounts, meaning that no credit card data needs to be stored with Germanwings.
It’s worth noting though that customers will still be charged the same fee for PayPal transactions as for purchases using credit card (currently £8 per person per flight segment to European destinations).
PayPal started out as a method of enabling secure payments for online auction sites like Ebay (which now owns the company), but has grown to include mainstream companies within its portfolio.
Several US carriers including United, AA and Delta allow PayPal transfers, as do British Airways, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Germanwings’ parent company Lufthansa.
Last month it was confirmed that the Germanwings brand would be expanded to operate Lufthansa flights within Germany and Europe from January next year (see online news October 11).
For more information visit germanwings.com.
Report by Mark Caswell