JQ buy now, pay later
ONLINE payment service Afterpay Touch Group has announced a deal with Jetstar to offer its buy now, pay later options to passengers.
From today, Afterpay will be available on Jetstar.com to purchase domestic flights as part of a pilot program.
It can be used for transactions of between $200 and $1,000 when booked eight weeks or more ahead of travel.
If successful, the system will be extended to other domestic services and international flights.
The partnership is the first foray into the travel industry for Afterpay, which allows users to “buy now, receive now, pay later” without taking a loan.
The company’s head Nick Molnar said the agreement provided Afterpay customers with new opportunities, particularly in a market where millennials were very active.
“Moving into the travel market with Jetstar is an incredible win for both Afterpay and Jetstar customers,” Molnar said.
Jetstar ceo Jayne Hrdlicka said Afterpay would help make travelling more achievable.