UnionPay International and Ethiopian Airlines inked a deal to enable payment by UnionPay cards for buying tickets online. UnionPay cardholders not only can enjoy 5% off currently for booking air tickets on the airline company’s website but also can receive extra mileage of 1,000 km from today to May 20, 2015.
Ethiopian Airlines is the latest to join international airline companies including Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airlines and Air Holland to provide UnionPay cardholders with more convenient and secure payment services.
Ethiopian Airlines is the largest and fastest-developing airline company in Africa with about 30 flights to China each week, including one flight each day to Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. As the national airline company of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines is also a member of the Star Alliance.
Prior to the latest development, UnionPay International had enabled online payment by UnionPay cards in more than 10 international airline companies in Europe, Middle East and other countries and regions based on UnionPay Online Payment, which employs internet security framework system of independent intellectual property and meets the online ticket-booking safety requirements on the strength of multi-safety technology guarantee and risk monitoring.
In cooperation with overseas institutions, UnionPay International has enabled UnionPay card acceptance by nearly 10 million online merchants outside the Chinese mainland over the recent years. The merchants cover a variety of sectors including retail, online travel reservation, tuition payment and aviation reservation.
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