Travelers in India Can Now Book Flights With Amazon
Over the years, Amazon has proved that they’re all about diversifying, often using their scale and technological innovation to compete in well-established industries — from entertainment to retail to food. Now, they’re attempting a new foray into the travel industry by partnering with an online flight-booking service in India.
Amazon has partnered with Cleartrip, a Mumbai-based travel platform, to offer bookings on carriers like Vistara UK, GoAir, SpiceJet, and IndiGo, among others. And as is the Amazon way, the company is boasting a seamless booking process using Amazon Pay India along with transparent pricing and low cancellations fees.
According to TravelPulse, Amazon Pay users in India will find the flights icon on the Amazon Pay page and the Amazon mobile app. Skift reports that the Amazon supported bookings take place on Cleartrip.
Shariq Plasticwala, the director of Amazon Pay said in a statement to Livemint, "We're delighted to add domestic flight bookings enabling customers to do more with their Amazon app and for prime members to get more value from their membership."
Under the new initiative, travelers get cash back for a flight purchase on Cleartrip with a higher rebate going to Amazon Prime members.