Qatar Airways is hoping to attract more Indian travellers with the introduction of a new online equated monthly instalment (EMI) payment scheme for bookings made on its website exclusively for customers with credit cards issued by Indian banks. The new payment option allows passengers to pay for their flight tickets through EMI over three, six, nine or 12 months respectively. This facility will make flight purchases flexible, needing only a small fee to be paid at the outset to complete the purchase.
Naveen Chawla, senior manager at Qatar Airways, said: “The launch of the new EMI option gives our passengers tremendous benefits as they can now book their tickets online at their convenience through our website and access our latest offers. Through this new user-friendly and affordable payment scheme, Qatar Airways passengers with credit cards issued by Indian banks will now have greater flexibility when it comes to planning their travel itinerary. Those who previously couldn’t book online due to their credit limit or a large outstanding balance will now be able to pay for their bookings effortlessly using their credit card. This service is testament to Qatar Airways’ ongoing commitment to be innovative when it comes to enhancing the travel experience of our customers.”
It is suggested that the process can be used by conference delegates and by group organisers by a ticketing agency that can purchase the tickets under individual passenger name records and then consolidate the invoice for the group to the client.
Qatar Airways currently operates 102 weekly flights between Doha and 13 Indian destinations, including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram.