Scoot today announced the removal of payment processing fees globally for all bookings made on its direct channels.
This means customers save on fees which can run up to S$20 for a round trip booking per person (from Singapore).
Across its network of 67 cities in 17 countries and territories, this includes:
- global payment methods such as Apple Pay, Credit Card (American Express, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay, Visa), Google Pay and PayPal, and
- local payment methods such as AXS and PayNow for customers in Singapore, POLi for customers in Australia, WeChat Pay and Alipay for customers in China, DragonPay for customers in the Philippines, Konbini for customers in Japan, and Momo for customers in Vietnam.
According to Scoot press release, from March 2018, Scoot has progressively removed payment processing fees in selected markets, beginning with Europe.
In August 2019, the fees for selected local payment methods, including AXS (for customers in Singapore) and Konbini (for customers in Japan), were removed.
Momo, an e-wallet and mobile payment app launched in end August 2019 for customers in Vietnam, also has zero payment processing fees.
Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer, said,
“When Scoot first started, we offered a limited range of payment methods at a higher implementation and maintenance cost.
As we expanded globally and heard our customers’ feedback, we took advantage of advances in payment technology to implement many more payment methods to improve our customers’ experience.
In order to pass on the savings to our customers as our costs came down, we have since March 2018 progressively removed payment processing fees in selected markets. Now, we are ready to do away with it globally.
We hope this gives our customers better value and more reasons to escape the ordinary with us.”
Tomorrow, customers in Singapore can enjoy promo fares during Scoot’s Got To Go Promotion to over 25 cities including Langkawi, Trivandrum and Athens, from S$52. Visit www.flyscoot.com/gtg for more details.
Customers can book using the following payment methods:
Looking forward to the other airlines making travel more accessible and affordable for us travellers.
Special thanks to Scoot for the information.