Malaysia Airlines onboards travelers in BNPL thru hoolah

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of Malaysia Airlines, entered into a regional partnership with omnichannel buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) platform hoolah to provide a seamless and convenient payment option for travelers.

Through this collaboration, travelers in Malaysia, Singapore and soon Hong Kong, can now book their getaway with Malaysia Airlines online and pay for their flights via hoolah’s flexible three-month, interest-free payment option. 

This means that travelers can fly to their destination and enjoy their vacation before paying for the ticket in full while spreading the cost over three monthly interest-free installments. 

This partnership comes as travel is picking up in Singapore where its borders are already open to 30 countries and regions including Australia, South Korea, and Switzerland under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme. There are also the anticipated soon-to-launch VTLs with Greece and Vietnam. 

As a member of the Travel Safe Alliance Malaysia (TSAM), Malaysia Airlines commits to continue to facilitate safe and seamless travels to support Malaysia’s strategy of reopening safely. 

“This marks our first-of-its-kind partnership with a BNPL provider in Asia, and it couldn’t be timelier as we anticipate growing demands for travel with the reopening of our borders soon,” said Lau Yin May, group chief marketing and customer experience officer of Malaysia Airlines.

“We invite travelers to take this opportunity to explore new destinations and Fly Confidently with Malaysia Airlines, as we have put in place extensive health and safety measures on-ground and in-flight so travelers can have a fulfilling journey with Malaysian Hospitality,” said Lau.

Arvin Singh, CEO and Co-Founder of hoolah said that partnership represents a push forward to accelerate the recovery and growth of the travel and tourism industry. 

“As countries in the region gradually open up their borders, we look forward to making travel more accessible and affordable for travelers, along with the flexibility to pay for their holiday over time,” said Singh.