Airtel Networks Zambia Plc, the leading telecommunications service provider in Zambia, and the country’s leading airline, Proflight Zambia, have signed a partnership agreement that will enable customers to purchase air tickets countrywide.
From today, Airtel customers will be able to pay for their Proflight Zambia air tickets using their “Airtel Money” accounts.
This partnership is a reflection of the synergies that exist between airlines and telecommunication companies across Africa, in providing an exciting and convenient consumer experience.
“Airtel Money is an easy to use, versatile and exciting services which is password-protected through state-of-the-art security systems”, says Airtel Money Director Mrs. Brenda Thole.
Airtel Money is a mobile money platform which allows its customers to make payments and other non-cash transactions quickly and easily. It has been widely adopted by corporate, government and individual customers for the purchase of airtime, Person-2-person cash transfers and utility bill payments.
“Proflight Zambia likes to be at the forefront of new ideas and technology, and is constantly looking for ways to improve its customer experience. This is demonstrated by Proflight being the first airline in Zambia to offer a mobile payment option,” said Captain Philip Lemba, Government and Industry Affairs of Proflight Zambia. “We will continue to develop new and innovative ways to help our customers.”
He added: “As our business grows in Zambia, we are constantly looking for opportunities to add value to our customers’ experience of the Proflight brand. The strategic partnership with Airtel represents our commitment to the Zambian market and we will continue to explore additional opportunities with the company.”
Passengers can book Proflight Zambia tickets online at Flyzambia, by phone or at the airline’s sales offices countrywide, and pay for them using the Airtel Money account on their phone. They can then receive a virtual ticket on their mobile phone.
This means convenience for passengers and savings in time and money.
It also enables local customers to have the same purchasing power as international customers.
• Over 1.2 million registered Airtel money customers
• Flying passengers to ten domestic and two international destinations
About Bharti Airtel :
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 271 million customers across its operations at the end of March 2013. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com
About Proflight Zambia :
Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and is Zambia’s only scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka it flies to Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi, Chipata, Mansa, Kasama and Mongu, and to Lilongwe in Malawi and Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.
The airline prides itself in providing a safe, reliable, efficient and friendly service, and offering good value to business and leisure travellers locally and internationally.
The airline operates three 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft; four 18-seater Jetstream 32; and two 12-seater Cessna Caravan C208 aircraft.
More information is available at www.flyzambia.com.
For more information contact:
Mrs Lisa Mulozi|Corporate Communications & Public Relations | Airtel | M : (+260) 0978 98 0302|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian Langmead at Langmead & Baker Ltd
On 0979 060705