Kris+ by Singapore Airlines tags Airwallex to expand in Oz

Kris+ by Singapore Airlines chose global fintech platform Airwallex to power the expansion of its lifestyle reward app for its over 1.3 million KrisFlyer members in Australia. 

The Kris+ app combines dining, retail and entertainment discounts, allowing Kris+ users to earn miles from everyday spend or to pay for purchases and experiences. 

Kris+ will use Airwallex’s Payment for Platforms in Australia to facilitate payments from its customers and payouts to partner merchants. 

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,” said chan.

“By integrating Airwallex’s end-to-end turnkey solutions into its app, Kris+ users can enjoy a frictionless payments and rewards experience,” he added. 

Luke Latham, managing director of Airwallex Australia and New Zealand, said that 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 the country. 

The number of international visitors to Australia reached close to 1.75 million in October 2023, the highest number of monthly visitors recorded so far this year.

By 2025, international visitors are expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels and reach a total of 11 million.