Plaza Premium Group notches up a UK Alipay first
Multiple Plaza Premium lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport are now accepting mobile payments via the Alipay app, using Zapper’s QR code technology.
Li Wang, head of Alipay EMEA, says: “Heathrow Airport is definitely one of the most popular airports among Chinese tourists travelling to Europe. Working with Zapper’s technology, the target is to bring our users a seamless payment experience whether it’s when they are shopping, eating out or just looking for a quiet place to relax whilst travelling.”
Users scan a QR code on a digital tablet to gain access to the Plaza Premium lounges. Located in arrivals and/or departures in terminals two, three, four and five, these include free WiFi, quiet and comfortable seating areas, full hot/cold buffet and stocked bar (for an extra supplement, bedrooms and spa treatments are also available).
Amin Amin, General Manager at Plaza Premium Group in the UK, says: “As Alipay grows throughout Europe and the UK, we are extremely proud to be the first independent lounge group to offer Alipay payments at London Heathrow Airport. We have a strong desire to do be one step ahead of our competitors, always striving to give our customers the ultimate travel lounge experience. Alipay is a slick and convenient way of paying for our services as more and more passengers look for mobile alternatives to avoid carrying a variety of cash currencies for each destination they visit.”