The UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways has launched a ‘fly now and pay later’ scheme which provides people an option of paying the ticket fare in monthly instalments. The initiative is designed to allow families to book flights with convenience as payment plans have been tailored to meet their requirements.
Etihad Airways is the first in the Gulf region to offer fully automated online instalment plans after partnering with PayFort, a leading online payment service provider in the Arab world.
To participate, travellers need to select the ‘Pay by Instalment’ option, choose their bank they have a credit card with and their payment period while making an online payment on the airline’s website. The instalments can be paid within three to 60 months, with 17 participating banks.