Ethio telecom Launches Ethiopian Airlines Flight Ticket Online Payment System Via telebirr

Ethio telecom has signed an agreement today with Ethiopian Airlines on domestic flight ticket online purchasing system via telebirr. The payment system integration agreement signed between the two giant companies will have key roles to play, particularly it would enable the Ethiopian Airlines’ passengers to have access to easy, fast, convenient and secured telebirr based flight ticket online purchasing service at any time and everywhere as a mode of payment option.

Since the current number of telebirr service users has reached over 17.6 million, this officially launched online payment system would enable the Ethiopian Airlines’ customers to purchase domestic flight online tickets via telebirr, which is an easy and secured payment option and will help the Airlines to attain its 2.52 million customers’ domestic flight annual target of the year 2022. As a case in point, through the online ticket sales testing level launched on 14th April 2022 to this day, Ethiopian Airlines could manage to sell domestic flight tickets worth 6.67 million birr via telebirr.

Since the launching of telebirr service back in May 2021, over 12.58-billion-birr local money transfer or transaction has been undertaken; while over half a million USD (528.4 thousand dollars) financial transfer has been made via telebirr from 34 countries in cooperation with eight international telebirr remittance partners.

Besides, the digital transaction service coverage via telebirr and the number of service rendering partners rapidly increases from time to time; at present Ethio telecom provides telebirr services at 353 shops and through 80 master agents, 64,000 agents and over 16 thousand merchants; while it has also made system integration with 12 commercial banks in the country to render financial transfer service via telebirr.

Since the telebirr digital service launching as of May 2021, the service has brought a number of meaningful and significant changes in simplifying the day-to-day activities of our communities. Particularly, telebirr digital/ e-money service is playing a pivotal role in fostering the digital economy that the nation aspires to achieve along with improving our community’s digital payment system experience and in modernizing the existing customary cash transactions of institutions’ payment systems.

Enabling various business transaction payments ranging from making payments for small transaction to transferring large amount of money via telebirr, has significantly contributed to the adoption of digital payment system across the nation, thereby calls for action many local institutions to utilize the service at large.

So far, over 52 institutions including traffic penalty payments, have integrated their services with telebirr to operate their businesses online, collect monthly bills and provide a number of online services to their customers. Furthermore, our company has already made the necessary preparations to integrate telebirr payment system with more than 20 governmental and non-governmental organizations and will soon officially launch the service accordingly.


                                          Ethio telecom

                                          20 April 2022

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