Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, has entered into a strategic partnership with Safaricom to launch a service that enables customers to pay for Qatar Airways tickets using M-PESA. The new service offers greater flexibility for Qatar Airways’ passengers who can now book tickets online on www.qatarairways.com/ke or through the reservations office and make their payment through M-PESA.
Qatar Airways Country Manager Kenya, Sami Debbiche, said that the new payment solution has been introduced to give passengers a much more flexible payment method. “Our passengers want to be able to book tickets 24/7 and instantly access our latest offers,” said Debbiche. “So this solution is both user-friendly and gives passengers greater flexibility.Qatar Airways is committed to continually innovating and improving our products and services like this to enhance the travel experience for our passengers.”
Betty Mwangi-Thuo, Safaricom’s GM for Financial Services said: “We are proud to be associated with Qatar Airways – one of the world’s leading airlines. Our goal is to remain relevant to market needs and this is the reason why M-PESA is constantly seeking strategic partnerships aimed at meeting our customers at their point of need. M-PESA has in the last seven years grown exponentially by continuously innovating and is playing a pivotal role in promoting a cash lite culture in Kenya.”