The partnership will help revive the local tourism industry and enable GCash users to pay for their AirAsia plane fare and accommodation in partner hotels, providing safety and convenience to travelers.
According to GCash Chief Commercial Officer, Fred Levy, the collaboration with AirAsia is seen to provide their users with a more convenient option to pay for their bookings.
“This is just one of the ways we are making air travel more accessible, and I’m sure this partnership will bring game-changing initiatives in the near future,” said Martha M. Sazon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the fintech arm of Globe and operator of mobile wallet GCash, at a virtual media event.
AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said the company’s digital transformation has allowed it to see great opportunities amid all the challenges that confronted the airline business due to the pandemic.
“Our partnership with GCash, the country’s leading e-wallet empowers our guests with flexible cashless options as we all gear up to fly again to our favorite leisure destinations. We look forward to strengthening this partnership with GCash as AirAsia continues to embark on its journey to becoming more than just an airline,” he said.