Singapore Airlines’ Kris+ Expands Lifestyle Rewards in Australia with Airwallexby Fintech News Singapore December 4, 2023
Singapore Airlines has announced a partnership with global fintech platform Airwallex to enhance its Kris+ lifestyle rewards app in Australia. This collaboration aims to benefit over 1.3 million KrisFlyer members in Australia.
Kris+, known for offering discounts in dining, retail, and entertainment, will integrate Airwallex’s Payment for Platforms solution to facilitate seamless transactions and mileage redemption for users in Melbourne and Sydney.
Users will be able to earn a rate of up to three miles for every dollar spent at selected partners in Melbourne and Sydney. Additionally, new users of the app can earn bonus miles for their initial transactions until the end of December 2023.
The move comes at a time when international visitation to Australia is witnessing significant growth, with projections indicating that visitor numbers could surpass pre-pandemic levels by 2025.
The partnership is expected to bring around 100 new merchants on board within the first month, joining existing popular brands.
Arnold Chan, Airwallex’s General Manager of Asia said,
“Kris+ by Singapore Airlines sought a partner that could provide a suite of payment processing and financial solutions that could modernise their payments infrastructure and better serve their customers. Our global financial infrastructure is ideally positioned to meet Kris+’s needs.
By integrating Airwallex’s end-to-end turnkey solutions into its app, Kris+ users can enjoy a frictionless payments and rewards experience. We are proud to be working with Kris+ to support their growth internationally and are committed to help other Singapore-based businesses who have the ambition to scale.”
Luke Latham, Managing Director of Airwallex Australia and New Zealand said,
“Partnering with Kris+ by Singapore Airlines to expand their KrisFlyer programme in Australia is a great example of this, and we’re so excited to be helping them reach their customers here.
With international travel to Australia increasing significantly in the past year, the growing influx of visitors highlights the potential of Kris+ to offer added value to both tourists and businesses in Australia.”