- Amazon has launched flight bookings option in India via Amazon Pay.
- The flight bookings options on Amazon is available only for domestic flights.
- Amazon has partnered with ClearTrip to offer flight bookings in India.
Up until now users in India could shop, pay their bills, recharge their smartphones and even borrow money to shop using Amazon India. But now, Amazon users in India can do more. Amazon India has introduced a new functionality on to its platform that would allow its users to book domestic flight tickets in India.
The Indian arm of the Seattle-headquartered e-retail giant has partnered with ClearTrip to add the new flight bookings feature to Amazon Pay. The feature is available on both – the company’s mobile and desktop based platforms and the cash back offer wherein the company is offering a cashback of up to Rs 2,000 would remain active uptil May 31.
As a part of its introductory offer, which is available to the users until the end of the month, Amazon is offering different cash back offers to its Prime and non-Prime members. According to the details available on Amazon India’s FAQ page, while the Prime members would get a cash back of Rs 800 on ticket costing less than Rs 8,000, non-Prime members would get a cash back of Rs 400. Similarly, a ticket costing between Rs 8,000 and Rs 19,999 would fetch a cash back of 1,200 to Prime members, while it would get non-Prime members a cash back of Rs 8,00. Lastly, Prime members who book ticket costing Rs 20,000 and above would get a cash back of Rs 2,000 while the non-Prime members would get Rs 1,600 back.
Amazon says that one user would be able to avail the cash back offer just once up on booking the tickets and that the cash back would be credited as the Amazon Pay balance to the user within three working days after booking the tickets.
With this Amazon has expressed its interest in expanding its payments option in India such that would target Google Pay that offers train bookings in India and Paytm, which offers train, hotel and flight bookings in the country. Also, the move also seems to be in line with the company’s plan of attracting new users and expanding its reachin in the country.
Separately, Amazon last month launched peer-to-peer payments option via Amazon Pay for its Android users in India. The feature allows Amazon users in India to bank-to-bank transfers using UPI platform via the Amazon app enabling users to pay rents, newspaper bills, groceries and lend money to friends and family simply by scanning a UPI QR code in the Amazon app.