30/07/2019

M-Pesa digital payments offering relief to air travellers

Turkish Airlines is   offering 15% discount on Turkish Airlines tickets paid with M-Pesa

Tanzania’s leading telecommunications company, Vodacom Tanzania Plc in collaboration with the Turkish Airlines has announced a 15% discount to any of their customer who will purchase Turkish Airline Ticket through M-Pesa service from August 1st to December 1st this year. The reveal was made during a press event at the Turkish Embassy in Dar es Salaam that was graced by His Excellency Turkish Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E Ali Davutoglu and the Vodacom Tanzania Director of M-Commerce Epimack Mbeteni.

Speaking during the launch ceremony, Director of Enterprise Business Unit  Vodacom Tanzania, Arjun Dhillon said that the new partnership is aimed at pushing digital payments by allowing customers to make fast, seamless payments for their Turkish airline tickets to any destination in the world from Tanzania.

“We have a duty to create financial products and services that meet the needs of individuals and businesses, like Turkish Airline. Pay by M-Pesa is the easiest and most convenient way of payment to businesses. Turkish airline customers have been enjoying the advantage of paying and booking their tickets anywhere and anytime through M-Pesa and now they get a reward for it. ,” said Arjun.

Speaking on the offer, the Turkish Airlines Director, Ahmet Sahin, applauded Vodacom for using their mobile technology infrastructure to drive digitalization in Tanzania. In his remarks, Mr Sahin stated that the service is a key unique opportunity for business people in Tanzania to book flights to Turkey and other parts of the world and engage in mutually beneficial bilateral trade as they gain exposure to different parts of the world.

“Customers who purchase tickets from Turkish Airlines Dar Es Salaam Office  to any  of  312 destinations of  Turkish Airlines   between now and December 1st not only get a 15% discount on trips originating in Dar es salaam  ,Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro  but also get to enjoy 24/7 support to customers across all channels of purchase. We encourage businesses, tourists and those using Turkish airlines to any destination in the world to take advantage of this offer” said Ahmet Sahin

Turkish Airlines goes to 312 destinations in 126 countries all over the world and this offer applies to all trips originating from Tanzania to these destinations.

Vodacom Tanzania Plc remains committed to ensure that Tanzanians benefit from the best creative mobile services in East Africa as well as opening up digital opportunities to Tanzanians as we   journey towards a middle-income economy by 2025.

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