Ethiopian launches mobile payment option


Ethiopian Airlines has launched a mobile payment programme for online ticket purchase in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian implemented a mobile payment option in some African markets enabling its online customers to book and pay with their local card. This service will now be available in Ethiopia.

After selecting their flights at, passengers may choose the CBE Mobile option on the payment page. To make a payment, they will need to use their CBE-enabled mobile app to authorise and confirm payment. Their ticket itinerary will be sent after a successful payment is made.

Currently, customers in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Brazil, and now Ethiopia are able to complete their payments online. By the end 2015 Senegal, Zambia and Rwanda will also be able to do so.