Qatar Airways on Wednesday announced that flyers from India would now have a new payment option for bookings, in monthly instalments of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months respectively.
This would be available for customers with credit cards issued by Indian banks. “The service aims to ease and enhance passengers’ travelling experience by making their booking transactions much more affordable and flexible. Only a minimum instalment fee needs to be paid to complete the purchase,” an airline official said.
Qatar Airways Senior Manager Commercial–ISC, Naveen Chawla , said that the launch of the new EMI option gave their passengers tremendous benefits as they could now book their tickets online at their convenience through the website, and also instantly access latest offers.
“Through this new user-friendly and affordable payment scheme, passengers with credit cards issued by Indian banks will now have greater flexibility when it comes to planning their travel itinerary. Those who previously couldn’t book online due to their credit limit or a large outstanding balance will now be able to pay for their bookings effortlessly using their credit card,” Mr. Chawla said.
Qatar Airways currently operates 102 weekly flights between Doha and 13 destinations in India, including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram.
Qatar Airways introduced its Qsuite Business Class experience on the Mumbai and Bengaluru routes in July 2018, both of which are served by a Boeing B777 aircraft. In February 2018, the airline introduced its Airbus A350-900 on its Delhi route. Similarly, Qatar Airways Cargo currently operates a total of 26 weekly freighters to seven destinations in India. The top three cargo destinations in India are Mumbai and Chennai, with seven weekly frequencies each and Delhi with five weekly frequencies.