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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways offers installment payment plan for flights

Etihad Airways has partnered with 17 banks in the region for the initiative. (Courtesy Etihad Airways)
DUBAI: Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways on Wednesday launched an initiative that allows customers to book and pay for flights in monthly installments.
Etihad on Wednesday said it has partnered with online payment service provider Payfort for the scheme, wherein travelers who book through the carrier’s website can choose to pay for their flight tickets via installment ranging from three to 60 months. The carrier said 17 banks in the region are participating in the initiative.
The initiative was designed to assist low to medium income travelers and families by empowering them with the ability to book travel without the burden of having to pay for it up front, Justin Warby, the Vice President for Digital Strategy and Innovation fo Etihad Airways, said.
“We’re taking a global outlook and bringing best practice to the region. … This is perhaps an example of the most intuitive use of technology we can provide as an airline,” Warby said.

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