7-11, AirAsia PH tie up for airline ticket payments
MANILA, Philippines - The service that caters to travelers who want the convenience of paying for airline tickets over-the convenience store counters have added a new client: AirAsia Philippines.
On Friday, January 25, AirAsia Philippines, the local unit of regional giant budget carrier AirAsia, and Philippine Seven Corp., the local operator of 7-Eleven stores in the country, announced a partnership that will allow domestic and international passengers to pay their tickets in over 800 convenience stores nationwide.
This makes AirAsia the second carrier after Philippine Airlines (PAL), now controlled by diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp., to seal a similar payment deal with 7-11. PAL passengers can avail of the same payment service via gas stations owned by San Miguel's oil retail unit, Petron Corp.
AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Maan Hontiveros said in a statement that this new partnership is meant to make paying for promo seats and other online purchases easier for their passengers.
"Our partnership brings more payment convenience so that everyone can have an easy, hassle-free access to AirAsia’s super low fares and promos,” Hontiveros said.
Hontiveros signed the January 25 agreement with AirAsia chairman Tonyboy Cojuangco and Philippine Seven president and CEO Jose Victor Paterno.
Hontiveros said AirAsia will announce more payment partners soon. - Rappler.com