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Alternative Airlines Announces New Partnership With Laybuy Delivering Weekly ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Payment Option to Travellers

The new partnership sees Alternative Airlines’ customers in New Zealand, Australia and the UK able to book flights and spread payment across six weeks, interest-free.

04/11/21 — Global flight search and booking site Alternative Airlines and leading weekly BNPL provider Laybuy have today joined forces to deliver travellers with a flexible interest-free payment option that will make it easier than ever before to get away on holiday.

Through the new partnership, Alternative Airlines’ customers can book and pay for their flights with Laybuy and spread repayments across six weeks. Best of all, with Laybuy customers never pay interest, ever!

To pay by Laybuy, travellers simply need to complete the sign-up process by either visiting Laybuy’s website or selecting Pay by Laybuy at checkout. Once they have completed the sign-up process, qualifying customers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand can make use of Laybuy’s simple to use payment platform to book any of the 600+ global airlines that Alternative Airlines tickets.

Alternative Airlines and Laybuy logos

Alternative Airlines Managing Director Sam Argyle says the company is excited to be partnering with Laybuy.

Our customers are increasingly looking for a range of different payment methods that best meet their needs. We’ve seen demand for ‘buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) increase in both Australasia and the UK, and it is increasingly becoming the payment method of choice for many,” says Argyle.

With Laybuy, we now offer an alternative BNPL option where customers can pay weekly with six payments. This gives our customers even greater choice and flexibility at checkout. By only paying a fraction of the total cost of their flights upfront, we hope to open possibilities of travel to even more people, especially as travel for leisure continues to resume following the Coronavirus pandemic.”

As a global business, Australia, New Zealand and the UK represent some of Alternative Airlines’ largest and most significant markets. With the demand for flexible payments on the rise, especially amongst savvy Gen Z and Millennials shoppers, the partnership will help Alternative Airlines continue to expand its reach and empower even more people to pay for flights in the way that they want.”

Laybuy Managing Director Gary Rohloff says he is delighted to be partnering with Alternative Airlines and believes the partnership will help make it even easier for people to get back to travelling as the world opens back up following the pandemic.

At Laybuy, we aim to make life easier by helping customers buy more of the goods that they want, and love while at the same time avoiding the traps of high interest credit. That is why we’re thrilled to be joining forces with Alternative Airlines in the UK, Australia and New Zealand to allow travellers to spread their airfare across six interest-free weeks,” says Rohloff.

We know shoppers are increasingly looking for greater flexibility at checkout, but at the same time they want to know that their payments are risk-free and interest-free. And that’s exactly what Laybuy does. But we’re also committed to making sure customers don’t fall into a debt they cannot afford".

That is why we credit check every new customer with multinational credit bureau Experian, and set responsible credit limits so repayments remain affordable. This is part of our commitment to being the world’s most responsible BNPL provider.”

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About Laybuy

Launched in 2017, Laybuy is New Zealand’s leading Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service with a growing presence in the United Kingdom and Australia. Its unique, fully integrated payment platform is helping revolutionise the way we spend.

Laybuy is simple and allows shoppers to stagger their payments while also providing merchants with a low-risk payment option. Laybuy customers can shop at any of Laybuy’s 10,000 partner merchants, either online or in-store, and receive their purchase straight away. They then split their repayments across six weekly, interest-free instalments, the first being at the point of sale.


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