JCPenney, Ryanair Each Announce Apple Pay Support

Apple Pay has found new support on land and in the sky.

JCPenney, Ryanair Each Announce Apple Pay SupportOn the earthbound front, JCPenney has enabled nationwide support for Apple’s mobile payments platform in its stores. And Apple Pay now supports its credit card, allowing shoppers to upload their JCPenny payment cards to collect rewards points as they use the app.

Meanwhile, Ireland-based airline Ryanair has announced that its iOS app now supports Apple Pay, allowing in-app payments for bookings. In a statement announcing the support, Ryanair communications director asserted that “Apple Pay is at the cutting edge of mobile payment technology,” adding that it’s “easy to set up and makes paying for Ryanair flights even easier for consumers.”

The merchant support is part of a more general expansion, with Apple Pay having also recently gained support from additional financial institutions in France, Italy, and Spain.