Air travellers to buy tickets via M-Pesa

Fly540 passengers can now pay for their tickets through M-Pesa.

Fly540 passengers can now pay for their tickets through M-Pesa.

The Safaricom mobile money transfer service will enable travellers to buy the airline’s tickets from anywhere as long as they have money in their M-Pesa accounts.

Fly540 joins M-Pesa corporate Pay Bill partners using the service, including learning and financial institutions, NGOs, religious organisations, transport operators, insurance agencies, hotels and hospitals.

Fly540 operations director Nixon Ooko explained: “M-pesa will ease the procedure of buying tickets for our customers, many of whom are already familiar with using M-Pesa to pay for other services.

Simple process

“The process is simple. Call Fly540 and make a reservation to any of our 23 destinations. You will receive a reference number. Go to the M-Pesa Pay Bill option and put number 540540. You will be asked for your reference number, upon which you will receive a confirmation and thereafter a ticket.”

The airline runs scheduled flights to 17 destinations in Kenya, with regional services to Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Mwanza, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro. Fly540 operates from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson airport.


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