Virgin Australia guests to fly now, pay later with LatitudePay

15 October 2019

Virgin Australia guests to fly now, pay later with LatitudePay

LatitudePay, Latitude Financial's digital payments platform, will be available to Virgin Australia customers as part of a new partnership announced today.

From next year, Virgin Australia’s customers will be able to purchase flights and pay for them later using LatitudePay, which will become a new payment option on the airline’s website.

LatitudePay enables customers to pay for purchases below $1,000 over 10 weekly payments with no interest.

Virgin Australia joins other major brands, already reaching millions of customers, to sign up to LatitudePay following the launch of the payments platform just over one month ago.

Latitude Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Virgin Australia, a respected brand and the airline of choice for millions of travellers each year. This partnership will provide greater payments flexibility for Virgin Australia’s customers, who now have the choice to ‘fly now, pay later’ when they book a domestic or international flight.

“Latitude has been providing payments and instalments options for more than 30 years, which means we are uniquely placed to support Virgin Australia and its customers who want easier ways to reach their chosen destinations,” he said.

Virgin Australia Group CEO and Managing Director Paul Scurrah said: “Virgin Australia aims to deliver the best value airfares for travellers and this new payment option with LatitudePay will provide more choice and flexibility for our passengers who are planning on booking their next trip or holiday.”

LatitudePay will be available to Virgin Australia customers from the first half of 2020 for flights up to $1000. An interest-free instalments option for travel over $1000 will also be made available to Virgin Australia customers next year.

Creating a LatitudePay account at www.latitudepay.com takes just 90 seconds and customers can get approval for spending amounts under $1000.

Every consumer signing up to LatitudePay undergoes a credit and ID check as part of Latitude’s ongoing commitment to acting responsibly.

Latitude Financial is a leading digital payments, instalments and lending business with 2.6 million customer accounts and over 1,950 merchant partners that operate more than 9,000 online and physical outlets across Australia and New Zealand.

Media contact

Mark Gardy
Mark.Gardy@latitudefinancial.com
+61 412 376 817
Erin Price
Erin.Price@virginaustralia.com
+61 412 376 817

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