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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Etihad scheme allows customers to pay for flights in monthly installments 

Initiative is designed to assist low to medium income travellers

Etihad is offering flexible payment plans for flights. Roland Magunia for The National
Etihad is offering flexible payment plans for flights. Roland Magunia for The National

Etihad Airways has started an initiative which allows customers to pay for their flights in monthly installments rather than one lump upfront.

The Abu Dhabi airline has partnered with online payment service provider PayFort to give consumers who book via Etihad.com the opportunity to pay their fare over a period of between three and 60 months. Etihad said 17 banks are taking part in the programme.

The initiative was designed to assist low to medium income travellers and families by empowering them with the ability to book travel without the burden of having to pay for it up front, according to Justin Warby, Etihad Airways vice president digital strategy and innovation.

“This is perhaps an example of the most intuitive use of technology we can provide as an airline," he added.

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