Kenya Airways partner with Cellulant to offer Innovative online Payment Solutions for 33 countries in Africa

Customers poised to enjoy low transactional fee on KQ website and mobile app thanks to Cellulant.

(L-R)Mr Michael Mbuthia, CIO  Integrated Payment Services Ltd (IPSL), Vincent Coste, Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr Bryan Kariuki, Group Head of New Product Execution, Cellulant.

Kenya Airways, a leading African airline flying to 53 destinations worldwide, has partnered with Cellulant, in a move that will provide a variety of mobile and bank payment options to its customers paying for bookings online.

The first of its kind payment solution for corporates is in partnership with Pesalink a switch which has over thirty banks in Kenya, to offer bank payment options for Kenya Airways customers.

Commenting on the partnership, Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Coste noted that the airline is keen to continually offer innovative solutions at a speed to match the constantly evolving marketplace by embracing technology to enhance customer experience and increase efficiency in how it does business.

“We continue to partner with the different Fintech companies across the world which will help Kenya Airways improve the online payment experience and increase confidence to its customers while paying for their tickets at Kenya Airways website and mobile app”, Said Vincent Coste.

Kenya Airways is the first Merchant to offer Pesalink at the checkout page, a move that will see KQ customers enjoy low transactional fee when making ticket payments using Pesalink on Kenya Airways website and mobile app for amounts up to Ksh 999,999.

Group Head of New Product Execution at Cellulant, Mr Bryan Kariuki said; “We are proud to power payments for Kenya Airways. Through our Mula payment platform, customers in Kenya can now book their tickets online using over 30 mobile money wallets and banks. This is a first in the region. We are now rolling out this capability across 33 countries in Africa, to include over 140 mobile money wallets and banks.”

Integrated Payment Services Ltd (IPSL) CEO Mr Michael Mbuthia said, “This is our first integration of its kind and we are glad to partner with Kenya Airways. Customers flying the Pride of Africa will now be able to make ticket payments using Pesalink for amounts up to Ksh 999,999”.

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