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1 March 2011 (Joint media release by Singapore Airlines and PayPal) - Singapore Airlines customers in the US, Singapore and five other Asia Pacific countries and territories[1] can now pay for their flights with PayPal on This facility will progressively be made available to the Airline’s customers in up to 17 countries, making this the largest collaboration between PayPal and an Asian carrier to date.


After booking Singapore Airlines flights online, travellers can now pay for tickets using their PayPal account in as few as three clicks and without the need to retype their credit card or financial details.


A year-long global marketing campaign will be launched to celebrate the collaboration between Singapore Airlines and PayPal. The first marketing promotion allows travellers in the initial launch markets who pay for their Singapore Airlines flight with PayPal the chance to win back the price of their flight (up to S$2,000). One lucky winner will be selected daily from 7 March 2011 to 6 April 2011. For more details of this marketing promotion, please visit


“In our continuous search for more payment options for our customers, we are very happy to be able to add PayPal to our offerings. With PayPal, our customers will be able to benefit from another secure payment option and enjoy a hassle-free express checkout experience,” said Mr Tan Chik Quee, Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice-President Marketing.


Mr Tan continued: “Matching the global nature of our business, PayPal’s online payment platform with over 94 million active users in 190 markets and 24 currencies will enable us to reach out to more travellers on all six continents in our network.”


“We’re so excited to add Singapore Airlines, one of the most admired carriers in the world, to our growing stable of airlines in the region that are leveraging on our global e-commerce platform to expand their reach to travellers worldwide,” said Mr Farhad Irani, Vice-President and General Manager of PayPal Asia Pacific.


Mr Irani commented further: “Our two global companies share the same goal for faster and safer ways to pay for tickets online, thus our collaboration is another manifestation of delivering choice, convenience and value to consumers across Asia Pacific and the world.”


Besides using their online balance, PayPal users can pay for their Singapore Airlines flights from their bank accounts, credit cards or debit cards that are linked to their PayPal account[2]. In addition, PayPal never shares its users’ financial information, thereby increasing the security of the online transaction and protecting the privacy of its users.


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About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, debit cards and credit cards in various markets. PayPal is an eBay company and enables global e-commerce with more than 94 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world. The company's open payment platform, PayPal X, allows developers to build innovative payment applications on multiple platforms and devices. More information about the company can be found at


PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, California and its international headquarters is located in Singapore.


About Singapore Airlines

When Singapore Airlines was formed in 1972, it operated a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to just 22 cities in 18 countries. With a commitment to fleet modernisation, product and service innovation and market leadership, the Airline quickly distinguished itself as a world-class carrier.


Today, Singapore Airlines operates a modern passenger fleet of more than 100 aircraft and its network, including Singapore Airlines Cargo and SilkAir destinations, covers a total of 99 destinations in 39 countries.


In October 2007, Singapore Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, made aviation history as the first to fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.


[1] Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan. 

[2] PayPal account funding options differ by country. 


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