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Cebu Pacific partners with PayRemit to expand payment options UAE Exchange


Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017 – The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), expands its payment channels to enable Filipino expatriates to pay for their flight bookings even if they do not have credit cards. CEB has partnered with PayRemit, a payment gateway owned by the Ventaja International Corp.

Through PayRemit, travellers can now purchase tickets online, whether via the CEB website or the mobile app, even without a credit card. Customers have to simply take note of the reference number and present it over-the-counter at any of the authorised PeyRemit counters in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Canada, then settle in cash.

“PayRemit allows more of our Filipino expatriates the opportunity to book year-round low fares on Cebu Pacific, and pay for these through a convenient and hassle-free payment portal. Our kababayans abroad have more flexibility to book and buy flights,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing of Cebu Pacific.

PayRemit is available in 26 countries with 55 remittances agents and their 500+ branches. Filipino expatriates may pay for their Cebu Pacific flights at any of the following exchange houses in the United Arab Emirates: Al Fuad Exchange, Al Ghurair Exchange, Al Rostamani International Exchange, Delma Exchange, Emirates India International Exchange, Progoti Exchange, and UAE Exchange.

“The ability of our Filipino expatriates to pay for tickets through PayRemit widens their options to search for the lowest fares and secure their bookings. It makes it easier for them to pay at accredited remittance centres.  With this alliance, we expect more of our kababayans to benefit from the low fares Cebu Pacific offers,” said Mix Acuros, Area Manager for Asia of Ventaja.

Ventaja International Corp utilises online payment platforms to bridge expatriate Filipinos to vital services and purchase of goods in the Philippines. The company also has a remittance license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Ventaja is the leader in collections for Philippines government agencies abroad, including Philhealth, the Social Security System and the Home Development Mutual Fund (PAG-IBIG).

CEB currently offers flights to a total of 37 domestic and 25 international destinations, operating an extensive network across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.  Its 62-strong fleet is comprised of two Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, eight Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and eightATR 72-600 aircraft. Between 2017 and 2022, CEB expects delivery of seven Airbus A321ceo, 32 Airbus A321neo, and eight ATR 72-600 aircraft.