Jet Airways has announced that its passengers can now buy tickets on, mobile site and smart-phone app by using the industry’s latest payment mechanism – Unified Payments Interface (UPI).

It is the first Indian airline to offer guests this convenient payment solution.

UPI allows money to be transferred between any two bank accounts instantly, via a smartphone or a web-interface. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched this system to further RBI’s vision enabling a digital economy.

This is Jet Airways’ 21st digital payment option to be offered to guests, who are becoming more and more digitally savvy.

“Our latest payment interface – Unified Payments Interface (UPI), backed by leading banks is yet another smart solution that is simple, convenient and secure. Transacting via UPI is extremely easy for guests who must opt for the “UPI payment option” during the booking process in order to transact via a Virtual Payment Address – which acts as their financial address and is linked to their bank accounts. UPI does away with guests having to remember and enter their bank details online to enable transactions and guests only have to remember their M-Pin for facilitating any payment. The integration of UPI as a mode of payment on Jet Airways’ website and app is a bold step that complements the nation’s drive towards a transparent, digitised economy, on the back of over 250m smartphone connections and record breaking consumption of data via the internet,” says Jayaraj Shanmugam, chief commercial officer at Jet Airways.