Qatar Airways country manager, Sami Debbiche, said that the new payment solution has been introduced to give passengers a flexible payment method.
“The partnership will enable our passengers book tickets at any given time through the use of their mobile phones,” said Mr Debbiche.
The deal allows Qatar’s customers make online bookings or through the reservations office and pay through M-Pesa.
“We are proud to be associated with Qatar Airways. Our goal is to remain relevant to market needs and this is the reason why M-Pesa is constantly seeking strategic partnerships aimed at meeting our customers at their point of need,’’ said Betty Mwangi-Thuo, Safaricom’s GM for Financial Services.
The Doha-based airline operates 134 aircraft to 138 destinations destinations across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North and South America.