Payments for Airline Tickets by Mobile Phone in Afghanistan
Published on: 29th May 2011
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Afghanistan based mobile network, Roshan has expanded its mobile money service, M Paisa to payments for tickets with the Kam Air airline.
Customers who purchase tickets through M-Paisa will also receive 10% off the airline purchase price.
"As part of our commitment to bringing innovative services to Afghanistan, we are pleased to be partnering with Kam Air, to bring the convenience and safety of mobile purchases to our customers. This partnership expands our growing merchant network throughout the country, providing more ways for Roshan customers to make purchases, using their M-Paisa wallet," said Karim Khoja, Chief Executive Officer, Roshan. Kam Air is also a strategic partner in Roshan's VIP program, the first of its kind in Afghanistan.
Upon payment through M-Paisa, customers will receive an SMS with a reference number, which will serve as their ticket.
In April 2011, M-Paisa received Afghanistan's first Electronic Money Institute (EMI) license from the Da Afghanistan Bank.