Arik Air announced a second online payment option for its customers by selecting leading online payment systems provider eTranzact.

Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading commercial airline today announced a second online payment option for its customers by selecting leading online payment systems provider eTranzact. Using the eTranzact debit card, Arik Air guests will now be able to book and pay online at the airline website, Arikair.com.
 
eTranzact is designed and built as a safe alternative to cash-based transactions. The robust capabilities of the eTranzact platform provide a secure, convenient and cost effective payment gateway.
 Speaking on the new eTranzact payment platform, Arik Air’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Suraj Sundaram, said it is another step in the airline’s strategy to make buying Arik Air tickets a convenient experience for its guests across the country, allowing them to book and pay for their tickets without having to physically visit the airline’s sales outlets.
 
“Arik Air has become Nigeria’s largest commercial carrier and as we continue to grow, we need to enhance the level of service we offer to valued guests and reduce any stress they may experience in buying tickets. By improving our technology we can allow guests to buy tickets from wherever they may be - in their offices or within the comfort of their homes,” Mr. Sundaram stressed.
 
This is the second online payment option introduced by Arik Air - the airline implemented an Interswitch debit card platform on its website in December 2008. Online booking is now becoming popular among Nigerian air travellers and this is evident in the number of online bookings being recorded by the airline. Mr. Sundaram disclosed: “We have already witnessed an average monthly growth of 20 per cent in online booking activity since we activated the Interswitch debit card platform last December.”
 
eTranzact’s Osahon Osula said of the new partnership with Arik Air: “We are extremely pleased to have Arik Air as one of our customers. We seek to provide secure, convenient and cost effective online payment solutions. Our promise is to provide Arik Air eTranzact cardholders with the flexibility to make payment through a channel that best suits their needs.”