Jazeera Airways to use cashU payment service

Airline signs agreement with cashU to accept pre-paid cards for online bookings

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Jazeera Airways to use cashU payment service Passengers can now pay for flights on jazeeraairways.com using cashU pre-paid cards.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 17, 2012

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced a partnership agreement with online payment provider cashU, to enable passengers without bank accounts or credit/debit cards to pay for travel.

Under the deal, travellers will be able to use cashU's prepaid cards to conduct secure transactions on jazeeraairways.com.

cashU provides a prepaid online payment gateway that services 35 countries worldwide, and is in use by over 4,500 merchant websites. cashU's prepaid cards are available at retailers in all countries served by Jazeera Airways.

"More customers will now be able to book online for their next vacation from the comfort of their home. With cashU, they will definitely have access to a secure, flexible and convenient payment method that enhances their planning and booking experience on jazeerairways.com," said Jazeera Airways vice president of Sales Rafik Boghdady.

"Airlines are generally prone to last minute abandoned sales. This deal will reduce the chances of this happening because if a customer doesn't have a bank account or is unable to pay using a debit or credit card, they can use this payment option," said Martin Waldenstrom, CEO, cashU.

"Both Jazeera Airways and cashU will enjoy extensive exposure through this deal, not only among their existing customers but also potential ones. Having cashU integrated as a payment method will provide users with access to a whole new category, in which they can use their accounts to make safe and secure online transactions. This indicates the importance of having a pre-paid online payment option besides the traditional methods available," added Waldenstrom.

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