KLM adds Apple Pay to KLM App
As of today, Apple Pay is available to Dutch users of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ iOS app. Using Apple Pay, customers will be able to pay quickly, conveniently and safely for flight tickets and supplementary products, including hold baggage or seats offering extra legroom.
In the KLM App, customer comfort is a priority before, during and after the journey. Adding the Apple Pay option to the KLM App will serve to further enhance customer convenience.
Customers will simply have to connect their Maestro debit card (PIN card) to Apple Pay (once only) after which they will be able to authorise payments in the KLM App using a fingerprint (Touch ID) or facial scan (Face ID). It should be noted that the Maestro debit card will have to be issued by a bank that cooperates with Apple Pay.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card number is not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
More than 100,000 active users a day
The KLM App has been downloaded millions of times and currently supports more than 100,000 active users a day. Apple Pay has been added to the existing functionality of the KLM App that includes up-to-date flight information, booking flights, online check-in and seat reservations. To integrate Apple Pay into the KLM App, KLM has joined forces with payment service provider Adyen.
For 100 years, KLM has been a pioneer in the airline industry. It is also the oldest airline to still be operating under its original name. KLM aims to be the most customer-centric, innovative and efficient airline in Europe, offering reliable service and top-quality products.
KLM carried a record 34.1 million passengers in 2018, offering its passengers direct flights to 162 destinations with a modern fleet of more than 214 aircraft. The airline employs a workforce of more 33,000 people worldwide. The KLM network connects the Netherlands with all of the world’s key economic regions and is a powerful engine driving the Dutch economy. KLM will be the first airline in the world to celebrate its 100th anniversary.