Kenya Airways partners with Cellulant to offer Innovative online Payment Solutions in 33 Countries in Africa

… Customers poised to enjoy low transactional fee on KQ website and mobile app.

Nairobi December 8, 2017/ -- Kenya Airways has partnered with Cellulant, in a move that will provide a variety of mobile and bank payment options to its customers paying for bookings online.

The first of its kind payment solution for corporates is in also in partnership with Pesalink, a switch which has over thirty banks in Kenya, to offer bank payment options for Kenya Airways customers.

Commenting on the partnership, Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Coste noted that the airline is keen to continually offer innovative solutions at a speed to match the constantly evolving marketplace by embracing technology to enhance customer experience and increase efficiency in how it does business.

“We continue to partner with the different Fintech companies across the world which will help Kenya Airways improve the online payment experience and increase confidence to its customers while paying for their tickets at Kenya Airways website and mobile app”, Said Vincent Coste.

Kenya Airways is the first Merchant to offer Pesalink through Cellulant’s Mula payments platform at the checkout page, a move that will see KQ customers enjoy low transactional fee when making ticket payments using Pesalink on Kenya Airways website and mobile app for amounts up to Ksh 999,999.

Group Head of New Product Execution at Cellulant, Mr Bryan Kariuki said; “We are proud to power payments for Kenya Airways. Through our Mula payment platform, customers in Kenya can now book their tickets online using over 30 mobile money wallets and banks. This is a first in the region. We are now rolling out this capability across 33 countries in Africa, to include over 140 mobile money wallets and banks.”

Integrated Payment Services Ltd (IPSL) CEO Mr Michael Mbuthia said, “This is our first integration of its kind and we are glad to partner with Kenya Airways. Customers flying the Pride of Africa will now be able to make ticket payments using Pesalink for amounts up to Ksh 999,999”.Integrated Payment Services Ltd (IPSL) CEO Mr Michael Mbuthia said, “This is our first integration of its kind and we are glad to partner with Kenya Airways. Customers flying the Pride of Africa will now be able to make ticket payments using Pesalink for amounts up to Ksh 999,999”.

Distributed by Wazo Moja on behalf of Cellulant.

About Cellulant

Cellulant is a leading multinational payments company in Africa on a mission to digitise payments for Africa’s largest economies. The company operates a one-stop shop payment innovations that enables businesses and consumers to make and accept digital and mobile payments. Currently, the company powers payments for 33 countries in Africa, powering more than 140 mobile money wallet and banks.

To-date, the company has built a payments platform with: coverage of 50% of the banks that matter in Africa - currently 10% of Africa’s banked population pay through Cellulant’s ecosystem; services to 15% (17M) of the unbanked population in Africa using our eWallet solution for farmers; merchants that allow consumers to make payment from a bank account or Mobile Money through white label mobile banking, internet banking or Cellulant consumer channels; and an agent network that allows cash in/out, bill payments & de-cashing for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods value chains.

In 2016, Cellulant was named “Best Payments and Transfer Company in Africa” by FinTech 100; featured by the London Stock Exchange in 2017 as a Company To Inspire Africa; named most innovative company by KPMG Top 100; selected to part of the Endeavor Global Entrepreneurship Network; and honored as Company of the year at the 2017 African Diaspora Awards in New York.

About Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 53 destinations worldwide, 42 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 36 aircraft being some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircrafts. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra -modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Kenya Airways celebrated 40 years of operations in January 2017 while KQ Cargo was named African Cargo Airline of the year 2017. For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.com for further information call our 24HR Contact Center: +254 20 327 4747 or visit www.kenya-airways.com, Twitter: @KenyaAirways, Facebook: KenyaAirways, Instagram: OfficialKenyaAirways

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