Karachi: PIA passengers will be able to pay for their air tickets at any Easypaisa shop, Telenor Pakistan Sales & Service Center, Tameer Bank branch or from their own mobile phones via an Easypaisa Mobile Account. This facility is expected to be launched by January 1, 2012.
An agreement between PIA and Tameer Microfinance Bank for provision of services, was signed by Managing Director PIA, Captain Nadeem Khan Yousufzai & Nadeem Hussain, President Tameer Microfinance Bank at PIA Head Office, a press release said Monday.
Captain Yousufzai said PIA passengers will now have added advantage to pay for tickets through Easypaisa outlets across the country. Agreement with Tameer Micro Finance Bank (Telenor Pakistan) is another facility offered to passengers. Presently, passengers have facility to buy PIA tickets from PIA Booking Offices, PIA Website, airline travel agents. Now this facility will expand to facilitate our valued customers.
Nadeem Hussain said “Easypaisa is delighted to become a partner with PIAC as payment solution provider for their customers, offering them unique branchless banking facility. Unlike conventional payment services, Easypaisa services are available round the clock offering customers alternative payment process which is secure, reliable, efficient. We are sure PIA customers will find it more convenient than ever to use Easypaisa outlets when paying for air tickets.”
PIA passengers, after getting a PNR (reservation) by calling PIA Call Centre at 111-786-786 will be able to pay at any Easypaisa outlet and get ticket issued. Receipt and confirmation will be communicated to customer through SMS. They will get a print from any of PIA Sales counters throughout Pakistan or from PIA offices at airports. This can be done anytime even on day of flight.
Pakistan’s first real branchless banking solution Easypaisa was launched jointly by Telenor Pakistan & Tameer Microfinance Bank in 2009 and helped people in the country with access to convenient, secure financial services. Today, Easypaisa services are available at 12,000 outlets in 550 cities. Telenor Pakistan holds majority share in Tameer Microfinance Bank Ltd., licensed by State Bank of Pakistan.