Munich, 4th April 2018 – today optile, an open payment platform for international online businesses, and Lufthansa Systems, a leading airline IT provider, announced the launch of a pilot project that is aimed to provide an optimized payment setup for BoardConnect, a wireless in-flight entertainment platform. The focus of the pilot project with Lufthansa Systems is to allow passengers convenient in-app payments for on-board digital content and shopping services.
With optile’s open payments solution, BoardConnect will enable passengers to make frictionless onboard purchases with whichever payment methods they prefer. Through optile, customers need to enter their payment data only once when booking a ticket on the airline’s app. After that, they can make further payments with the previously chosen payment method, which significantly simplifies the purchasing process. optile’s goal is to provide airline companies, who are using in-flight entertainment services from Lufthansa Systems, with a one-click checkout experience, whilst simultaneously enriching the payment opportunities of their on-board customers. Meanwhile, an optimized payment setup combined with a simplified customer journey will help airlines to maximize their ancillary revenue potential.
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