Etihad has just launched a "fly now pay later" offer for flights
Fancy a holiday but can't quite stretch to it this month? Etihad has announced that it will be giving passengers flying from the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia the option of paying for their trips in installments.
The news makes the Etihad Airways the first airline in the region to offer the service.
The "fly now pay later" offer comes just days after the Abu Dhabi-based airline signed an agreement with PayFort, one of the Arab world’s leading online service providers.
According to a statement released by the award-winning airline, the payment plan can span between three and 60 months. Emirates NBD, ADCB and Mashreq bank are just three of the 17 banks participating. For the full list of banks taking part, click here.
Speaking on the exciting news, the vice president of Etihad Airways’ 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. We understand travel can be a significant expense, especially for families and those on a tight budget, so this new initiative is a great way for people to book and enjoy their travel without having to worry about paying in one large sum.”
Warby also believes that the installment plan will help encourage more travellers to try out the airline’s Business, First Class and Residence offering.
“When we were designing this product we were really looking at how we can assist those low to medium income travellers and families, but of course, spreading the payment over a period of months is also a great way to indulge in Etihad Airways’ famous premium cabins,” he said.
Just make sure you're not tempted to fly to London, Paris or Shanghai on First Class if you can't affort it now – unfortunately you will have to actually pay for the ticket at some point.
For more information on Etihad’s services, destinations and offers, click here.