Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday that it is providing its international customers with a new payment option. Those booking flights via delta.com will be able to pay with online bank transfers in real time.
The company says it's the first airline in the United States to offer the payment method to customers in eleven countries. These include: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Other payment options include gift, debit, and credit cards.
Nat Pieper, Delta SVP, Europe, Middle East and Africa said, “As a global airline we are focused on making Delta easier to do business with and this includes acknowledging that customers around the world have different preferences when it comes to paying online."
“Offering online bank transfers provides greater choice and convenience, expanding payment options available to deliver a safe, secure and increasingly popular way to purchase travel on delta.com," Pieper added.
The feature is available thanks to a partnership between Delta and Global Collect, which is Ingenico Group's ePayments division.
When a customer selects the online banking option on the website, they'll be directed to the right banking network for their market. When the amount is confirmed, they'll be redirected back to delta.com to complete the transaction.
Delta recently announced support for Apple Pay:
Delta Air Lines topped U.S. airlines in August on-time arrivals and cancel rate, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation.