Amazon is the Latest to Offer Flight Bookings for Users in India

The e-commerce giant is relying on its Pay platform to connect with Prime users who get cashbacks for buying tickets

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People in India can now use Amazon to book their domestic flights in addition to shopping, money transfers, utility bill payments, mobile recharges -- all through one single app, the e-commerce giant announced on Saturday.

Amazon has partnered with online travel and leisure activities platform Cleartrip to launch the service.

"We are excited to partner with Cleartrip and share their passion of creating best in class travel experiences," Shariq Plasticwala, Director, Amazon Pay, said in a statement.

Amazon said it would not levy any additional charges in case customers cancel the ticket. They would only have to pay the airline cancellation penalty, the company added.


The flight booking arena is heavily contested between established players like MakeMyTrip and Cleartrip, with newer platforms like Paytm also joining in the ranks, and appealing to the consumers with its cashback schemes, offering them lower than standard flight rates.

Customers can find the flights icon on the Amazon Pay page in the Amazon mobile app and on the website.

"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," Plasticwala added.

The e-commerce giant is relying on its Pay platform to connect with Prime users who get cashbacks for buying tickets
The flight bookings section is now live for Indian consumers.
(Photo: Amazon India screen grab)

As you can see here, Amazon is offering special booking cashbacks, depending on the value of tickets bought. Users can get cashbacks up to Rs 2,000 in return for bookings made for Rs 20,000 and above. The cashbacks will reach the user’s Amazon Pay as credit balance in three days from the confirmation of the tickets.

(With IANS inputs)

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Topics:  MakeMyTrip   Flight Tickets   Amazon Pay 

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