Kenya aviation news update – Fly 540 signs up with M-Pesa


Regional LCC Fly 540 has now started accepted M-Pesa for payment for airtickets, according to information provided by the airline’s Director of Operations Nixon Ooko.

More and more Kenyans are now using the ‘electronic wallet’ M-Pesa provides, allowing all sorts of services and goods to be purchased and paid for.

M-Pesa is the mobile payment option provided by Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile phone company and transactions, including receipt of the e-ticket are all routed via mobile phone.

Fly 540, currently operating in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania but also in Angola and soon in a number of other West African countries, is flying an extensive domestic destination network in Kenya from JKIA and Wilson Airport, the latter for safari flights, and links the region too via Entebbe, Juba, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro / Arusha. Flights in particular to the ‘lesser’ airfields like Kakamega have made an immediate impact on the behaviour of travelers now using the air option instead of busses and the latest deal made with Safaricom will only make flying easier.

Happy Landings!