Jul 26, 2011

Fly540 Passengers To Pay For Tickets Via M-PESA

FLy540 passengers can now pay for their tickets through M-Pesa.
The Safaricom mobile money transfer service will enable travellers to buy the airline’s tickets from anywhere as long as they have money in their M-PESA accounts.

Fly540 joins over 600 organizations that are now accepting Bill Payment via M-PESA, which  include learning and financial institutions, NGOs, religious organisations, transport operators, insurance agencies, hotels and hospitals.

Fly540 operations director Nixon Ooko explained: “M-pesa will ease the procedure of buying tickets for our customers, many of whom are already familiar with using M-Pesa to pay for other services".

How to buy a ticket via M-PESA: 

Call Fly540 and make a reservation to any of our 23 destinations. You will receive a reference number. Go to the M-Pesa Pay Bill option and put number 540540. You will be asked for your reference number, upon which you will receive a confirmation and thereafter a ticket.


The airline runs scheduled flights to 17 destinations in Kenya, with regional services to Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Mwanza, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro. Fly540 operates from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson airport.

More and more Kenyans are now using M-Pesa to pay for all sotrs of goods and service. This partnership with FLY540 will make travelling hustle free.