Addis Abeba, November 06/2019 – The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) has facilitated the sale of Ethiopian Airlines e-tickets worth nearly ETB 260 Million (US$8.7 million) within ten months in 2019 fiscal year through its digital payment channels. During the period, 67,480 e-tickets were sold using CBE’s digital payment channels including its CBE Birr App and online bookings at branches of the Bank.
The digital payment solution is geared towards allowing
customers to use CBE’s digital payment channels and fly to over 125
destinations of Ethiopian Airlines worldwide. The service has enabled customers
to pay at the tip of their fingers using mobile phones, internet, PoS, CBE
Birr, Mobile Banking and at CBE branches in the country.
Regarding the milestone, Bacha Gina, President and CEO of
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia said, “We are proud to have pioneered the
modernization of payment systems in Ethiopia. The various e-payment facilities
we deployed have enabled us become leader in the provision of technology based
Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group Chief Executive Officer
on his part remarked, “As customer focused global airline, we have
invested heavily on digitizing our systems and operations to meet the evolving
expectation of customers. The digital payment service of CBE has availed us the
opportunity to greatly streamline our payment systems and help our customers
process their flights at ease, in efficient and effective manner.”
CBE has also finalized preparations to launch a platinum co-branded card payment channel that allows customers to pay for air ticket. AS
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