Dynamic boarding passes enable offerings of ancillary services to one million users
Following the recent acquisition of the mobile wallet app PassWallet, Software-as-a-Service company QUICKET.io relaunched the app today. The Munich-based start-up hereby takes an important step towards opening up a new channel of distribution for ancillary air travel services, lifting the existing wallet technology to a new stage with dynamic wallet items. Airlines for example now are not only able to update tickets and boarding passes as needed, but also to offer upgrades, meals and other services to their passengers directly from within the app.
Today, virtual wallets are mostly used to statically store tickets and itinerary information. Building on the widely accepted industry protocol for virtual wallet items developed by Apple, QUICKET.io now enhanced the existing PassWallet app with its capabilities regarding ancillary services sales in air travel. The company which supplies aeroplane data to partners like Kayak, Kiwi.com and others thus enables airlines and other service providers in and around airports like hotels, shops, restaurants or parking to offer their services dynamically to one million already existing users.
Bettina Schneider, QUICKET.io’s Vice President of Business Development and travel veteran, is convinced by the idea: “The new PassWallet will dramatically enlarge the timeframe that airlines and service providers have to present their fantastic offers to future buyers. The value of their offers to the customer is insured by geo-location, smart timing algorithms and AR/VR representation that increase passengers’ engagement and satisfaction as well as ancillary revenue for our partners. With our technology, we not only open new revenue streams for airlines and other service providers but also create the integrated, paperless experience travellers expect today.”
Being myself a regular user of Passwallet, I can only recommend its use to fellow travellers.