US and Canada Customers can pay for flights in instalments
Emirates has entered into a partnership with Uplift, a buy now pay later (BNPL) solution serving the world's top travel and retail brands.
Available now, Emirates passengers in the US and Canada can now spread the cost of their travel over monthly instalments through Uplift rather than paying in full at booking. Uplift's buy now pay later flexible payment options include three, six, nine or 12 monthly instalments.
Customers will see the total cost of their trip upfront allowing customers to see how an upgraded travel experience in Emirates' Business class, for example, can be accessible for only a slight increase to the monthly payment. By using Uplift, passengers won’t incur late fees or prepayment penalties and travel can happen before customers complete their payments.
Commenting on the partnership, Emirates divisional vice president for USA and Canada Essa Sulaiman Ahmad said: "As the world's largest international airline, we are thrilled to offer flexible payment solutions, making worldwide travel available to more customers. Providing convenient payment options is one of the ways we are delivering on our customer-centric approach in everything we do. Through our research and discovery, we selected Uplift as our BNPL solution provider in North America due to their deep knowledge of travel and rich experience working with the top airlines in the industry."
Uplift chief commercial officer Tom Botts added: "Uplift's proven track record of supporting airlines in offering customers more flexibility along with driving additional bookings and growing ancillary spend is a perfect fit with Emirates luxury air experience and global footprint. We are honoured to be selected as Emirates BNPL solution of choice."
Uplift currently partners with more than 200 of the world's leading airlines, cruise lines, resorts and other major travel providers to offer BNPL payment options to help more consumers make meaningful purchases and experience the travel that they deserve.
For more information, visit www.emirates.com