Private carrier Jet Airways fliers can now buy tickets online, using the industry’s latest payment mechanism, Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The move makes the city-headquartered airline the only domestic carrier providing its customers with this convenient payment solution. The UPI allows money to be transferred instantaneously between any two bank accounts instantly, using a smartphone. Also Read - WhatsApp now lets you scan UPI QR code and pay at the Kirana storeAlso Read - UPI is down: Google Pay, PhonePe, Paytm not working [Update: It's back]
“Our latest payment interface – Unified Payments Interface (UPI), backed by leading banks is yet another smart solution that is simple, convenient and secure,” Jet Airways Chief Commercial Officer Jayaraj Shanmugam said.
Launched by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), UPI is one of the various measures by the RBI towards a less-cash and a more digital society. ALSO READ: UPI and BHIM: Why NPCI needs to kick in, and weed out potential loopholes