Kenya Airways and MTN Uganda's recently announced partnership has been hailed as a huge step in efforts to use technological advances the airline in sector to enhance the flying experiences.
The aviation giant and the leading telecom have partnered to allow their customers to buy pay for tickets using MTN's Mobile Money platform.
Kenya Airways has a similar Mobile Money payment option in its home market, Kenya, according to the airlines' Head of Information Systems Development. A press release quoted Henry Obare as saying that the option had registered success in the sale of Kenya Airways tickets through Mobile Money services there.
"We not only focus on offering an excellent in-flight experience for our customers but also on making the entire end-to-end journey right from the purchase of the tickets to the handling at destination airports pleasant," Obare said during the launch of the service at MTN Uganda headquarters recently.
MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer Ernst Fonternel welcomed the partnership with Kenya Airways - the latest addition to firms that have partnered with MTN Mobile Money.