Qatar Airways announces flexible payment move

Qatar Airways has announced that it will now be accepting payment through UnionPay credit
and debit cards, making it easier for customers all around the world to fly to the more than 150 destinations in 6 continents that the airline offers flights to.

UnionPay is an international bank card network, with more than 5.8 billion cards issued globally and accepted in 160 countries and regions all around the world. Interestingly, it is one of the main methods of payment in China, but this new agreement with UnionPay also makes travelling with Qatar Airways more convenient for customers whose native currency is either Chinese Yuan, Great British Pound, Euro, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Japanese Yen, South Korean Won, Malaysian Ringgit, New Zealand Dollar, Singapore Dollar or Thai Baht.

Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to begin offering Apple Pay as an option, and the group chief executive Akbar Al Baker described the UnionPay partnership as the latest step in the airline’s quest for convenient travel.

“We are committed to finding ways to better serve our customers; from our recently launched Apple Pay feature to our new digital membership card for our valued Privilege Club members. We are tireless in our pursuit to provide the most secure and convenient options to travellers as we go places together,” he said.

Customers across the world will be able to book tickets wth the national carrier of the State of Qatar by selecting the UnionPay logo on the payment page. Customers will then be re-directed to UPI’s website to fill out payment details. Once payment has been completed successfully, you will be re-directed back to Qatar Airways for confirmation and to receive a booking reference number.