On July 24, Singapore Airlines announced the launch of a loyalty program KrisFlyer, based on the blockchain technology. Now, customers of Singapore Airlines will have the opportunity to convert bonus miles to accountable units and use them in future with the airline's trading partners.
In order to join the loyalty program, Singapore Airlines customers need to register with KrisFlyer and install a KrisPay digital wallet, developed by KPMG Digital Village in partnership with Microsoft, on their phone. KrisPay is already available for download at the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
Commenting on the launch, CEO of Singapore Airlines, Goh Choon Phong, said:
“We are happy to introduce KrisPay, an innovative way, with the help of which KrisFlyer members can access their accumulated miles at any time using fingerprint. The KrisPay digital wallet integrates the use of bonus miles in everyday life, allowing all participants in the bonus program to instantly use the miles in daily transactions.”
According to the representative of the airline, to date, the program involves 18 partner companies in Singapore, including restaurants, beauty salons, food stores and gas stations. It is expected that in the near future other companies will join the program. Singapore Airlines reports that the first customers will receive additional discounts.
For the moment, KrisFlyer is the first loyalty program in the world, built on the basis of blockchain technology.
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Technical analysis of Ethereum (ETH):
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Technical analysis of Ripple (XRP):
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