On 15 March 2017, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a joint press conference at its Head Office with PayPal, making electronic payment quick and safe for its passengers.
Mr. Teerapol Chotichanapibal (left), THAI Executive Vice President, Commercial Department, said that THAI collaborated with Paypal in order to make electronic payment more convenient for passengers and give them more choices with this payment gateway global leader that is used by over 200 million customers worldwide. THAI places great importance on online ticket sales through websites and offers safe and convenient ticket payment. Paypal is like an intermediary, a very safe and convenient online payment. It operates based on international standards and is simple to use. With membership, passengers simply use an email address and password to pay for tickets through Paypal. THAI first began to introduce Paypal for passengers to make online ticket payments in September 2016, which resulted in increased revenue from sales made on international websites, especially from Europe and the United States of America. THAI hopes that its customers in Thailand and Asia, especially ASEAN nations such as Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, and others will take advantage of making payments through Paypal.
Mr. Rahul Shinghal (right), General Manager, Southeast Asia, Paypal, said that Paypal has a consumer protection policy that safeguards businesses and customers in each transaction, resulting in increased confidence when making international digital payments.
As a token of thanks and to celebrate THAI and Paypal's cooperation, 1,500 Royal Orchid Plus miles will be given out to the first 1,000 passengers who book a THAI operated international flight through Paypal during 16 March - 16 April 2017. This special offer is valid for those residing in Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Passengers who are new Royal Orchid Plus members will receive special bonus miles when they fly their first 2,500 miles and may accrue a maximum of 4,000 miles.
This cooperation is a part of THAI's "New WEB and Mobile Platforms" that will be implemented to further develop its online ticket sales system through websites and smartphones in order to meet consumers' needs and use of digital technology. THAI is pleased to introduce Paypal as a new standardized service to its customers and aims to introduce more innovations that make travel simpler and more convenient.