Etihad: Book now and fly – pay later in easy installments

By Sheena Amos

First airline in region to offer automated credit card payment plans

ABU DHABI 24 September 2017: Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the region to offer automated credit card installment payment plans after partnering with PayFort, an online payment service provider.

The initiative allows Etihad Airways to offer consumers who book directly via payment terms that range from three to 60 months. Seventeen of the region’s leading banks are taking part in the programme.

“Etihad is committed to continually enhancing the travel experience by providing greater choice and flexibility to our guests while ensuring we make it as easy and secure as possible to transact through our direct channels, including,” said Justin Warby, Vice-President Digital Strategy and Innovation.

With more than 20 payment methods available on its website, Etihad Airways offers diverse payment solutions to meet both global and local needs.

Warby said this initiative was designed to assist low to medium income travellers and families by empowering them with the ability to book travel without the burden of having to pay for it up front.