South African low-cost airline, FlySafair has partnered with consumer credit solutions provider, the RCS Group, in a bid to help more South Africans take to the skies.
The new partnership will allow customers to purchase tickets with the airline on credit, allowing them up to 55 days of credit interest-free and enabling them to choose their own payment terms over 24 or 36 months.
Commenting on the partnership, Head of Sales and Distribution at FlySafair, Kirby Gordon, said the airline is the first South African travel brand to partner with RCS.
“We believe that this is a solution which will enable markets which traditionally have been unable to afford air travel to begin flying, and we are extremely proud to be the South African carrier that pioneers this.”
In a joint statement released by FlySafair and RCS it said that the new partnership is a solution which could not come at a better time for cash-strapped consumers in a tough economic climate.
Gordon explains that though consumers are becoming increasingly aware that by booking flights early they can access the best deals, they don’t necessarily have the cash flow to pay for their ticket in advance.
While FlySafair has always accommodated clients who don’t have credit cards by accepting cash payment for flights through Pick n’ Pay, through this card they will finally have the option of making an advance purchase and paying it off over time, at a good rate.
“FlySafair has always been committed to opening up air travel to a broader market of people through the reduction of flight ticket prices. Our partnership with RCS is a ground-breaking extension of that commitment,” concludes Gordon.
Consumers are easily able to apply for an RCS card on the Group’s website, where they will be directed through a simple step-by-step process.