SAA trials new mobile payment system

2014-07-22 10:58
Cape Town -  South African Airways (SAA) has announced it is the first airline to trial Standard Banks new MasterPass digital service, via

SAA said MasterPass, a digital wallet that allows users to store all their MasterCard or other branded credit, debit or cheque card information, and shipping and billing address details securely in one place, will allow passengers to make secure online payments without the repeated hassle of entering these details each time.

The digital wallet is activated via the digital scanning of a QR code issued by the app and is also available to non-Standard Bank users for online travle purchases.  Visit Flysaa adn follow the download steps.

“We are delighted at SAA to be among the first to embrace such an innovative solution. This creates convenience for passengers travelling on South African Airways,” says Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson. 

The latest MasterCard Online Shopping Behaviour Study revealed that 90 percent of South African consumers cited the availability of secure payment facilities as critical when shopping online. Concern around the safety of online transactions was the reason 42 percent gave for not shopping online, a 4 percent increase from last year.


Read more on:    saa  |  standard bank  |  innovation  |  air travel

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

SHARE: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.