JET AIRWAYS ENABLES PAYMENTS VIA UNIFIED PAYMENTS INTERFACE (UPI) SOLUTION
~Airline first in India to offer UPI as a payment mechanism~
Mumbai, April 03, 2017: Jet Airways, India’s full service, premiere international airline, announced that its guests can now buy tickets online on its website jetairways.com, mobile site and mobile app by using the industry’s latest payment mechanism – Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
With the introduction of this option, Jet Airways becomes the only Indian airline to provide guests with this convenient payment solution.
As a revolutionary payment system, UPI allows money to be transferred instantaneously between any two bank accounts instantly, using a smartphone. Launched by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to further RBI’s vision of migrating towards a less-cash and a more digital society, UPI employs standard application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide an interoperable system for seamless transfers on top of the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) platform.
Guests of Jet Airways, including its growing number of mobile and data savvy, smartphone users, can now enjoy greater choice, added convenience and ease of payment.
UPI becomes Jet Airways’ 21st digital payment option to be offered to guests and represents the airline’s extensive and relentless emphasis towards embracing technology and deploying it first in the form of innovative solutions that provide its guests with superior value and choice.
Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “We are continuously exploring ways to embed technology by way of smarter solutions to provide value to the connected traveler. Our latest payment interface – Unified Payments Interface (UPI), backed by leading banks is yet another smart solution that is simple, convenient and secure.”
Transacting via UPI is extremely easy for guests who must opt for the ‘UPI payment option’ during the booking process in order to transact via a Virtual Payment Address – which acts as their financial address and is linked to their bank accounts. UPI does away with guests having to remember and enter their bank details online to enable transactions and guests only have to remember their M-Pin for facilitating any payment.
The integration of UPI as a mode of payment on Jet Airways’ website and app is a strong step that complements the nation’s drive towards a transparent, digitized economy, on the back of over 250m smartphone connections and record breaking consumption of data via the internet.
In the recent past, Jet Airways has introduced multiple customer-centric solutions such as ‘Seat Select’, ‘Fare Lock’, ‘JetAdvance’ and ‘Fare Choices’ in its efforts to make travel increasingly convenient for its guests, in line with its philosophy of enhancing its overall value proposition. Jet Airways also introduced ‘JetScreen’ – its WiFi-enabled streaming solution which lets guest’s enjoy in-flight entertainment on their personal devices. In another first, the airline recently partnered with Uber to offer seamless travel solutions from doorstep to doorstep.
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