Fastjet customers to pay for tickets through Airtel Money

02Mar 2016
Correspondent
The Guardian
Fastjet customers to pay for tickets through Airtel Money

FASTJET Tanzania, the low-cost airline, has entered into an agreement with Airtel Tanzania in which its customers will start making payments for tickets through Airtel Money.

Beatrice Singano

Following the deal, customers who purchase tickets through Airtel Money will stand a chance to win local and international tickets through a raffle to be conducted for two months.

Announcing the signing of the agreement, the general manager for Fastjet Tanzania, John Corse, said:

“The fact that our customers will be able to get their tickets through Airtel Money underscores our commitment to ensuring that Fastjet lives up to its promise of being a hassle-free airline that makes travel easy for its customers.”

He said that the service, that guarantees customers to book Fastjet tickets from where they are through their mobile phones, commenced yesterday (March 1, 2016), adding that the new deal with Airtel would not only ensure fast and efficient service but also eliminate time wasted by customers going to the airline’s agents to book their tickets.

“We are very proud and grateful for the support our customers have been giving us and we promise to continue offering our high quality services and listening to their demands,” Corse said.
Commenting about the deal, Airtel Corporate Communications director Beatrice Singano Mallya said: “This partnership brings convenience for our customers to pay for their local and international tickets anytime, anywhere in the comfort of their homes using their mobile phones.

We believe our Airtel Money customers across the country will now enjoy simple, secure and a fast payment mode as well as plan their journey with fastjet in a more relaxed manner.”

She further added: “Airtel will continue to demonstrate its commitment to offering innovative products and services, establish partnerships that are meaningful and cater for our customers’ needs through Airtel Money services at all times.”

Talking about the promotion, Airtel Money manager Asupya Naligingwa said: “we will be rewarding customers for purchasing tickets through Airtel Money every two weeks for a period of two month.

Sixteen local tickets and four international tickets will be won through a raffle. We, therefore, urge our customers to purchase their Fastjet tickets via Airtel Money and stand a chance to win tickets to their favourite destinations.

“To pay for the tickets, customers should dial: *150*60#, select ‘Make Payment’ option, then select ‘Choose Business’ option then select Airline Transport and follow the instructions,” added Nalingigwa.