Tigerair Australia customers are now able to book travel today and cover the cost later, with the airline announcing an Interest Free payment option when purchasing fares and optional extras at tigerair.com.au, starting from today.
The new payment option is available to all existing and new Latitude Financial Services customers. Latitude customers spending over $250 with Tigerair are able to pay off their airfare and any optional extras Interest Free over a 6 month period, while Latitude customers spending over $500 are able to pay over 12 months Interest Free. Latitude customers will be charged an additional $10 if they wish to use the Interest Free payment option when booking with Tigerair.
To purchase fares and add-ons using the Latitude Interest Free option, customers simply select their flights and optional extras on the Tigerair desktop site and select the ‘Interest Free’ option on the payment page. Customers will then be prompted to enter their Latitude account details and select their preferred Interest Free term*.
Tigerair Australia Commercial Director Adam Rowe says the airline’s new payment option will prove particularly cost effective for those booking more expensive forms of travel.
“Tigerair is the first airline in Australia to offer an Interest Free form of payment over 6 and 12 months and this is just another example of our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with more value and choice.”
“This payment option opens up the possibility of travel to more people than ever before, allowing our customers to take a much needed break today and pay it off on a plan.”
“The Latitude Interest Free option will prove particularly attractive and cost effective for those booking a more expensive getaway with Tigerair, such as the family holiday to Bali or the end of season footy trip to Cairns.”
For example, a Melbourne-based family of four that purchases return flights to Denpasar for $1600 will be charged a booking and service fee of $21.28 when using a Visa credit card with Tigerair. If the family purchased the same fares using the Latitude Interest Free option, they would be charged a fee of $10 to use the option and also have the luxury of paying off the total cost of travel and Latitude fee over a period of 12 months Interest Free.
The Latitude Interest Free payment option is currently only available for Tigerair flights and extras such as bags, seats, meals, hotels and inflight entertainment purchased through the Tigerair desktop website. The payment option will also be available across other Tigerair sales channels in the future.