MANILA, Philippines –More than 800 7-Eleven stores will accept cash payments for one of the country’s low cost carrier, AirAsia, starting next week, the airline announced on Friday.
In a statement, Clark-based AirAsia Inc. also announced a new customer hotline number that will be easy to remember 742ASIA or 742.27.42 starting February 25, 2013.
The cash payments to the more than 800 outlets of 7-Eleven will start on February 28.
“To provide optimum customer care service for our guests, AirAsia is launching two new significant innovations,” AirAsia Inc commercial head Freddy Herrera said.
“We have a new customer hotline that is easy to remember and we are also rolling out our cash payment partner with 7-Eleven store for our passengers who want to avail of our online promo and other privileges but would like to pay in cash instead of using their credit cards,” Herrera said.
AirAsia said its payment partner service provides the convenience of using cash when paying for AirAsia promo fares and other online purchases at www.airasia.com.
“Filipinos will embrace this new concept of paying cash for airline rickets via our payment partners option because of its simplicity and convenience,” Herrera said.
The payment partner service covers all Philippines’ AirAsia flights from its hub in Clark International Airport to Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur including domestic flights to Davao and Kalibo (Boracay).
“We are expanding our payment partners service to include other outlets in the coming weeks so that more and more people will benefit from AirAsia’s awesome low fares and extensive route network covering 80 destinations in 20 countries, Herrera added.