Porter Airlines is giving its customers more payment options when purchasing flights on the company’s website.
The carrier is partnering with Ingenico to provide alternative secure and convenient payment methods, starting with PayPal and WeChat. New channels are also being considered for future introduction.
As well, customers who want to travel, but prefer to spread out their costs, can finance purchases of $300 or more by paying through easy monthly installments using Uplift.
Customers will see the total cost of their trip at the time of booking, along with the monthly payment amount, so they can easily budget and experience the travel they deserve. There are no late fees or prepayment penalties, and customers can travel even before they are finished making their prepayments.
Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines, observed that: “Customers are adopting new ways of making purchases and we want to give them more choices when shopping with Porter. These options provide the budget flexibility and convenience many people are looking for.”
Customers can select these payment options today during the online purchase process at www.flyporter.com. T
ravel agents may also select payment financing for their clients when making a booking on Porter’s website.
The Relationship Continues
In other news from Porter Airlines, the carrier has finalized a new eight-year agreement with FlightSafety International to continue as the airline’s exclusive pilot training partner. This includes the installation of North America’s first E2 flight simulator to support Porter’s recent order for up to 80 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.
The new simulator comes online in April 2022, ahead of Porter beginning E2 operations in the second half of next year. It is expanding its current regional network to serve destinations across North America, including the west coast, southern U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.
Porter is continuing its 15-year relationship with FlightSafety International at the company’s Toronto Learning Centre. Over 650 Porter pilots will receive ongoing training at the facility for the E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400.
Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, said that: “This agreement is an example of how Porter’s investment in new aircraft is creating new jobs and opportunities for Canada’s aerospace industry. FlightSafety is a long-standing partner of Porter’s and our pilots will continue receiving the very best training with them for years to come.”
Porter and FlightSafety have additional agreements for training flight attendants and maintenance engineers on the Dash 8-400. This is part of an overall training program that ensures Porter team members are among the safest in the world.