12 Feb 2018
Flysafair SA's first low-cost airline to allow card payments on flights

2018-02-08 15:30 – Gabi Zietsman |  Traveller24.com

Cape Town – Low-cost carrier Flysafair has launched a new mobile point of sale system, making it possible for passengers to use their credit and debit cards to buy food and drinks on flights.

The airline is the first local low-cost carrier to offer this cashless system, called AviaPay, which was developed in partnership with BlueMarket Solutions, PayGate and PosMarket to best benefit the aviation industry.

“We are delighted to be the first low-cost carrier in South Africa to provide customers with the convenience of paying for inflight purchases by card. Not only will this make transacting easier, but it also means passengers won’t have to risk carrying cash on them,” says Kirby Gordon, Head of Sales and Distribution at FlySafair.

The system will also enable travellers to get receipts for their purchases, even if it’s with cash, which is great news for business travellers who need proof of expenses.

“Working with FlySafair has been an absolute pleasure. The team is incredibly dynamic and decisive, which is why we were able to implement this system in a record two-month period. There are already discussions around added functionality, and we look forward to building on a relationship that has had a fantastic start. Look out for new innovations to be launched in the near future with FlySafair,” says Theron Uys, Business Development Director at BlueMarket.

Kulula announced in September last year that it was making plans to introduce a cashless system on their flights, but no dates for the launch have been announced yet.