Kigali – 27th June, 2017. RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda is pleased to announce that it has enabled Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB credit cards for online tickets payments.
The four payment methods are adding up to the existing SmartCash, VISA and Master cards. The airline’s Internet Booking Engine (IBE) also allows payment by Mpesa, the mobile-phone based money transfer service.
This is part of RwandAir’s IBE upgrade project that started earlier this year which includes the selection of Wirecard AG, one of Europe’s leading specialist for payment processing service, as RwandAir’s online ticket payment processing provider.
“RwandAir continues to introduce some of the latest industry solutions in order to meet the needs of our customers, for flexible, secure, varied and efficient online payment methods as well as better position itself in this highly competitive industry ” said Chance Ndagano the Acting Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir.
A mobile application and more mobile-based payments, are planned to be introduced with the aim to offer innovative and convenient services to our customers.
From its hub at the heart of Africa at Kigali International Airport, RwandAir is reputed for its excellency in on-time performance, customer service and safety, and has one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. RwandAir, an IATA member airline renewed its IOSA certification in 2016 and has been ISAGO and EASA certified the same year.
With a fleet of twelve aircraft including two wide-body Airbus A330 acquired last year, the airline currently reaches out to twenty-two destinations across East, Central, West and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
In April and May 2017, RwandAir started flying to Mumbai in India, Harare in Zimbabwe and London, in the United Kingdom.