MAG partners with hoolah, provides BNPL option for travellers

by TMR / pic credit: malaysiaairlines.com

MALAYSIA Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of national carrier Malaysia Airlines, has announced a regional partnership with hoolah, Asia’s leading omnichannel buy now pay later (BNPL) platform, to provide a seamless and convenient payment option for travellers.

Through this collaboration, travellers in Malaysia, Singapore and soon Hong Kong, can now book their getaway with MAG’s main airline, Malaysia Airlines online and pay for their flights via hoolah’s flexible three-month, interestfree payment option.

This means that travellers can fly to their destination and enjoy their vacation before paying for the ticket in full, while spreading the cost over three-monthly interest-free instalments.

Additionally, MAG has also launched hoolah’s BNPL offering on Journify, its integrated one-stop travel and lifestyle digital platform where consumers can discover new places such as attractions, foods, nature and more; plan their trips around Malaysia and shop local products.

Through this partnership, customers can shop seamlessly for products and services, and conveniently pay later.

“We are excited to collaborate with Hoolah as it provides another payment option and flexibility for customers to book their flights with Malaysia Airlines and shop on Journify. This marks our first-of-its-kind partnership with a BNPL provider in Asia, and it couldn’t be timelier as we anticipate growing demands for travel with the reopening of our borders soon,” Lau Yin May, group chief marketing and customer experience officer of Malaysia Airlines said in a statement.

“Malaysia Airlines is committed to facilitating safe and seamless travels to all our guests, and now, we are taking the worry out of planning a trip, as they’ll be able to book and enjoy their getaway ahead of time, before paying for their trip through interest-free instalments,” she added.

Arvin Singh, CEO and co-founder of hoolah said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Malaysian Aviation Group in Asia and support their business objectives as we push forward together to accelerate the recovery and growth of the travel and tourism industry. As countries in the region gradually open up their borders, we look forward to making travel more accessible and affordable for travellers, along with the flexibility to pay for their holiday over time.”

This partnership comes at an opportune time as Malaysia recently announced the reopening of its borders on April 1, 2022, following a two-year closure brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a member of the Travel Safe Alliance Malaysia (TSAM), Malaysia Airlines will continue to facilitate safe and seamless travels to support the country’s #ReopeningSafely strategy.

For more information visit the official Malaysia Airlines website at www.malaysiaairlines.com.