Amadeus, a provider of travel technology, has joined forces with French payment solution provider Ingenico to launch a new wireless payment solution – Amadeus Airport Pay.

The new payment solution, which accepts EMV chip card payments, can be used by multiple airlines and ground handlers and multiple banks in any airport globally.

Amadeus Airport Pay will be initially launched in June by Lufthansa Group at check-in desks and ticket offices in more than 170 airports globally.

The solution will allow airlines and ground handlers to receive EMV chip card or an EMV-compliant mobile wallet, regardless of the check-in infrastructure.

Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines head of payment Kai Schilb said: “To bring secure and seamless payment options to our passengers to ease their individual and seamless travel experience is a core objective for the Lufthansa Group.

“Amadeus Airport Pay enables our travellers to choose customized ancillary services for their flight while checking in or at the gate – securely and with a variety of payment options, and without the need for detours.”

Lufthansa Group team management payment projects Philipp Vetten said: “Besides, as an IT solution, Amadeus Airport Pay gives the Lufthansa Group full control over its payment infrastructure by enabling connections with a wide range of payment providers. We look forward to bringing this service to our airport check in desks and ticket offices in more than 170 airports very soon.”

Amadeus head of travel payments Celia Pereiro said: “We are proud to be working with Lufthansa to improve their passengers’ airport experience worldwide. Travellers will have the peace of mind that their payments are secured thanks to EMV technology.”

Ingenico managing director for Iberia Miguel Ángel Hernández said: “We are proud to join forces with Amadeus to provide an integrated solution that benefits from a truly international reach, is compliant with security standards and available with our full catalogue of payment terminals.

“Pocket-sized and supporting all wireless connectivity options, Amadeus Airport Pay will bring real mobility to airport payments and improve the passenger experience.”