Customers who book Etihad Airways tickets directly via Etihad.com can pay in instalments, ranging from three to 60 months.
In partnership with PayFort, an online payment service provider, Etihad Airways will offer fully automated credit card Instalment payments in an initiative that also involves 17 of the region’s leading banks.
The initiative targets low to medium income travellers and families, giving them the opportunity to book travel without the burden of having to pay for it up front.
This is the latest enhancement in Etihad’s ongoing digital transformation, after establishing its Digital Transformation and Innovation team at the start of 2017, the airline says.
Etihad Airways vice president, digital strategy and innovation Justin Warby, said: “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 Etihad.com.”
With over 20 payment methods available on its website, Etihad Airways offers diverse payment solutions to meet various financial needs.
Etihad Airways created its specialised Digital Transformation & Innovation team as an in-house research, development solution delivery programme to lead the airline’s digital transformation efforts. Its mission is to turn Etihad Airways into the industry’s leading, integrated airline capable of harnessing emerging technologies and capabilities, big data and innovation to create a product and service offering unique to the individual passenger.