Having introduced both Alipay and China Union Pay, Budapest Airport and Heinemann Duty Free have now rolled out WeChat Pay for Chinese passengers. Visitors from China can now enjoy the same cashless payment experience in Budapest Airport, as they have at home.
“Each of these platforms are part of an everyday lifestyle in China – among the most popular apps with unique communities, making every connection possible between consumer and vendor,” explains Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport.
“Working with Heinemann Duty Free and other partners to introduce what are rapidly becoming principal payment methods for businesses wanting to reach Chinese shoppers, especially abroad, will enable us to connect with our customers on numerous levels.”
With 700 million users, WeChat Pay supports more than 13 currencies across 40 countries. As Europe becomes the platform’s key market this year, Budapest is among one of the first airports in the region to introduce the system. WeChat Pay offers European merchants smart solutions to process payments and enable customer service activities for the growing number of Chinese tourists each year.
The ability to utilise China’s major merchant suppliers has also proven prolific among some of the major retailers at the Hungarian capital city airport.