Air Canada offering travellers option to pay for flights through financing


Published December 9, 2020 at 1:38 am


Good news for those whose finances are tight, but still want to travel—Air Canada is offering customers more flexible payment options.

Canada’s biggest airline announced it is teaming up with Uplift to offer customers flexible financing options.

As of December 8, travellers can book flights from Canada and the U.S. to destinations throughout Air Canada’s global network and pay for those trips over time with Uplift.

“Air Canada’s strategy is to put the customer at the center of everything we do and give them tools to better design and manage their travel. This includes offering the convenience of alternative payment options. In collaborating with Uplift, we are further expanding these options for our customers,” Keith Wallis, senior director of Distribution and Payments at Air Canada, said in a news release.

Additionally, customers will have the opportunity to compare the costs of paying monthly compared to the cost of paying upfront, and choose the option that works best for them—there are no prepayment penalties, and travellers clearly see the interest rate and total cost of the trip at the time of booking.

“We’re proud to collaborate with one of the most innovative airlines in the world and to offer a flexible payment option helping more people realize their travel dreams,” Denise Heffron, Managing Director, Canada at Uplift, said in the same release.

“Like Air Canada, we understand how important and special travel is. Our goal is to make travel more affordable and rewarding for everyone and this collaboration accelerates our ability to do so,” she continued.

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