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The completely renewed ePassi app enables paying golf green fees, massages or movie tickets with Finnair Plus points

by Lasse Saari

ePassimobile payments platform and the Nordic market leader in employee benefits, has today launched a unique collaboration with Finnair. 

Any Finnair frequent flyer program member can now (as of April 7, 2021) pay for services with Finnair Plus points at ePassi's more than 15,000 sport, culture and wellbeing sites around Finland. 

Payments are made using the ePassi mobile app at the checkout of the chosen site. ePassi app is free to use and it is downloadable at Apple and Google app stores 

The collaboration will be further expanded to include thousands of restaurants towards the summer of 2021. 

Service

Price with Finnair Plus points

Merchant example

Swimming hall visit

from 2,000 p.

Mäkelänrinne Swimming Hall

Spa visit

from 3,000 p.

Allas Sea Pool

Movie ticket

from 3,500 p.

Finnkino

Tennis, padel, et al.

from 9,000 p.

Talin tenniskeskus

Gym, monthly fee

from 11,600 p.

Liikku kuntokeskus

Zoo visit

from 11,600 p.

Ähtäri Zoo

Massage

from 14,000 p.

Suomen Urheiluhierontakeskus

Golf green fee

from 16,000 p.

Kurk Golf

Dental examination

from 24,000 p.

Terveystalo

Editor’s picks from services payable with Finnair Plus points using the ePassi mobile app 

ePassi and Finnair expect the service to gain popularity among a vast group of Finnair Plus members gradually as the pandemic restrictions are expected to decrease during the spring and summer. Summer activities such as golf, outdoor swimming pools, tennis, padel and other ball games, museums and cultural sites, as well as more than 3,000 available masseurs from all over Finland, are expected to gain the greatest popularity. For Finnair Plus members, this will significantly expand the possibilities to use the points. 

Payments made easy – new app redesigned with Reaktor 

The entire user interface of the ePassi mobile application was redesigned. In the past, the app could only be used by employees of companies offering employee benefits with ePassi. Now any Finnair Plus member can download the ePassi app and join in. 

"We wanted to welcome hundreds of thousands of new ePassi users to our service with a high-end user experience that is the last rallying cry. We partnered with Reaktor, who have fresh experience of successful service design with companies such as Adidas and Supercell. We are very satisfied with the first results and believe that the ease of use of our versatile mobile app will further strengthen our position as the largest player in the Nordic market." says Pekka Rantala, CEO of ePassi 
 
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Finnair Plus points can now be used to pay with the ePassi app at the checkout. 
 
For Finnair Plus members, cooperation brings an easy-to-use way to utilise Finnair Plus points for everyday experiences. 

"There’s a Finnair Plus member in every household in Finland and we want the programme to be relevant beyond flying. ePassi’s coverage across the country allows us to achieve that with ease.  

This partnership is all about making Finnair Plus points much easier to use in an everyday life context, especially on smaller purchases, and ePassi works with merchants of all sizes.   

It’s such an exciting opportunity for Finnair Plus members, because wherever you are in Finland you’ll find nearby services you want to use or that you’re using already.” says Karolina Baszarkiewicz, Head of Loyalty at Finnair. 

 

Loyalty benefits going mobile 

Cooperation between the mobile payment service and an airline's loyalty program is unique even on a global scale. The addition of loyalty systems to the respected payment applications is a natural match for ePassi, which was the first to take employee benefits to mobile. 

"The arrival of loyalty programs for mobile payments is one of the emerging trends worldwide. People still value customer benefits and rewards but are increasingly reluctant to carry cards or paper vouchers with them. Several service providers have also stopped accepting paper payment options altogether." Rantala says. 

ePassioperating in Finland and Sweden, currently has 1.5 million users and 35,000 merchant sites in the Nordic countries. 

 

More information 

Pekka Rantala, CEO of ePassi, 040 505 1970, pekka.rantala(a)epassi.com 

Ilona Ryödi, Finnair's Partner Manager, Ilona Ryodi(a)finnair.com  

More information for consumers at ePassi.fi | More information for consumers at Finnair.com 

 

Images available for media 

Pictures of the ePassi app (open) 

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Finnair Image Bank (free registration) 

 

ePassi in brief 

ePassi Payments Oy, founded in Helsinki in 2007, is the market leader in mobile payments for employee benefits. A unique solution combines all the benefits into a single mobile app. ePassi now serves more than 35,000 service providers, nearly 9,000 employers and nearly 1.5 million employees. ePassi is the leading fintech company in the Nordic countries, awarded by the Financial Times as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. www.epassi.fi 
 

Finnair in brief 

Finnair is a network airline specialising in passenger and freight transport between Asia and Europe. Helsinki's geographical location gives Finnair a competitive advantage, as the fastest connections between several European destinations and Asian megac cities cross Finland. Finnair is the only Nordic 4-star network airline in the Skytrax classification and a member of the Oneworld Alliance. In 2019, Finnair's net sales were EUR 3,098 million. and the number of passengers eur 14.7 million. Finnair Plc's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. 

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