Kenya Airways Launches Mobile Money Ticketing Option
Leading African flyer, Kenya Airways and Uganda’s leading Mobile Money service provider, MTN Uganda have partnered to launch an additional payment option that allows customers to pay for the airline’s tickets using MTN Mobile Money in the bid to improve customer experience.
Kenya Airways Head of Information Systems Development, Mr. Henry Obare while speaking at the launch was quite optimistic about the new product citing the success MTN Mobile Money had registered in the similar sale of the airline’s tickets in Kenya.
According to MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer Ernst Fonternel, the MTN Mobile Money service since launching in 2008 “has enjoyed unprecedented success,” registering in excess of 25million transactions each month with more than 4.5 million customers active on Mobile Money.
“As per the GSMA 2012 Global Mobile Money adoption survey, MTN Uganda ranks 2nd in the world in the of number of active Mobile Money customer accounts. Today, as we launch this partnership with Kenya Airways, I’m hopeful that the Airline’s customers will find MTN Mobile Money an easy, convenient, safe and secure service,” Mr. Fonternel said.
Kenya Airways operates 5 daily flights between Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport and its hub in Nairobi, and serves over 45 African destinations, having launched its 61st destination to Blantyre in Malawi this month.