The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an association for leading airlines. The body has a standardized payment method for all its members, known as the IFG.
IFG helps airlines, agents, and travel suppliers with a platform to manage payments and settlements.
The body allows airlines to receive payment from sales agents across their distribution channels. Jazeera is set to become a beneficiary of the IFG payment systems.
The airline’s implementation of IATA as an official payment mode has made Jazeera Airways booking easy.
What does it mean for IATA Sales Agents?
Jazeera implementing the IATA Financial Gateway presents nothing but good news to all accredited sales agents. Airlines get many benefits from using the IATA Financial Gateway, and so do many customers.
Why is IFG such a huge deal for agents?
- Payment flexibility
IATA Financial Gateway services open up more payment options for customers. Agents can pay for flights via cash, BSP, Mastercard, and Visa.
Having this type of flexibility is beneficial to customers. The best thing is that these methods get aggregated under the same financial gateway. The airline doesn’t lose in any way.
- Better customer experience for booking
Paying for flights and waiting for processing details can be a drub and frustrating process. Thanks to IATA Financial Gateway, agents can book flights faster and easier.
Payments get processed instantly, and you can book flights effortlessly. The process makes it easier for the agent and improves customer satisfaction. It is a great deal for both the airline and the customer.
How to Book and Pay for Jazeera Airways Flights (IATA Accredited Agents Only)
The IATA IFG makes booking flights as easy as you can imagine. Traveling agents can now book through the BSP payment system. Note that the service is only available to agents registered with Jazeera.
Here’s the booking process:
- Agents log into the Jazeera accounts.
- They choose the itinerary that suits them.
- Agents go to the payment page.
On the payment page, there are three options:
- IFG (BSP payment module)
- A cash deposit (Top-up account)
- Credit card: Mastercard and Visa
AITA must perform a quick authorization to validate the agent’s status. They also confirm that the agent qualifies for BSP billing. It is standard practice for all airlines.
The agent gets the BSP bill, which they are obligated to honor as per the regular BSP calendar.
More on Jazeera Airways
Jazeera Airways is a popular airline that mostly operates in the Arabian Peninsula. It is renowned for offering top-notch services and convenient flights to many popular regional destinations.
Jazeera has offerings for folks looking to travel economy or business class. What stands out about the airline is its approach to air travel.
The airline takes luxury seriously, and it is evident in its extremely lavish décor and customer service.
Jazeera Economy Class
Jazeera’s Economy Class is the budget option for travelers. For a budget option, it has many perks that you wouldn’t find in most airlines.
Economy class passengers get:
- Lounge access
- Entertainment provided during the flight
- Maximum 7 Kg hand luggage and 30Kg baggage maximum.
Jazeera Business Class
It is the premium travel option for Jazeera. It offers a luxurious travel experience where no expenses get spared for the passenger’s comfort. What perks do you get?
- Entertainment gets provided on the flight.
- Free access to the lounge (Only for Cairo destination)
- 60 Kgs maximum on baggage with two 15kg hand luggage
Jazeera mostly operates in the Arabian Peninsula but has many other destinations. Here is a list of the destinations:
- Azerbaijan: Baku
- Turkey: Istanbul, Antalya
- Lebanon: Beirut
- Jordan: Amman
- Bahrain: Manamah
- UK: London
- Uzbekistan: Tashkent
- Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, Ta’if
- Nepal: Bhairahawa, Kathmandu
- Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore
- Kuwait: Kuwait City
- Kazakhstan: Almaty
- Kyrgyzstan: Osh
- Egypt: Alexandria, Axius, Cairo, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, Sohag
- Ethiopia: Addis Ababa
- Georgia: Tbilisi
- Bangladesh: Chattogram, Dhaka
- Qatar: Doha
- Iran: Mashhad
- Iraq: Najaf
Why is IATA important to Airlines?
IATA plays a key role in the transportation industry. It is one of the largest organizations globally, operating in nearly all countries.
Easy Access to Newer Markets
IATA accreditation is a great way to get into prospective markets. It is a reputable and globally recognized brand.
Any airline with IATA certification is better positioned to enter new markets. IATA has a detailed accreditation process that aligns with many requirements for operating in different markets.
Reduced Processing and Collections Costs
Through the IFG arrangements, airlines can now save money on processing other payments. It is a system that works for the benefit of the airline and travel agencies. It streamlines payment methods and improves customer travel experiences.
Training for Member’s Staff
IATA has several employee training programs. It covers a wide scope, from baggage handling to flight crew training.
It translates to better services for airlines and better customer satisfaction. The body provides professional training that benefits the industry.
Improved Safety Standards
IATA performs many safety audits. The requirements are reasonably strict, and members must pass the audit to retain the IATA license. Safety is important to the organization and sets the bar high for its members.
Better Staff Satisfaction
IATA members can join advisory boards to improve the work environment for all parties.
AITA Gateway Successfully Implemented by Jazeera Airlines, making booking easier, faster, and more efficient. The service facilitates passenger sales agents’ selling, reporting, and remitting procedures. It is a huge move for the airline.
Jazeera adopted the system to make it easier and better for travel partners who use the airline. It is certainly a welcome move for all accredited partners. The partnership is a huge step in making Jazeera the ideal airline for travel agents.