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Ethiopian payment options


Ethiopian offers a wide selection of payment options for customers to buy their ticket online. Here below is the list of payment options which are available to make payment easier for our esteemed customers:


Note on how it works:

  • Pay at airport option shall be available for flights departing within the next 24 hour
  • Pay at airport option will allow customers to make reservation online and make the payment at the airport until two hour of fight departure time.

Online customers have the option of buying their ticket by selecting pay at agency option. This option allows them to pay for their trip at a later date with any acceptable form of payment which includes cash, checks or credit cards by contacting the nearest Ethiopian Airlines office.


Passengers can make their booking online and make the payment within 24 hours after making the booking. This option allows them to make their booking now and get time to make schedule change without making the payment within the 24-hour mark.

In addition to the above payment options Ethiopian accept the following payment methods; -


Passengers traveling from different African countries can make payment by using their mobile phone. Customers opting to pay in their mobile account can select mobile payment option from the payment page and after confirming payment via SMS and email. Ethiopian will issue and send their ticket detail via Email within 6 hours after making booking.

Here below is the list of mobile wallets currently activated on ET website; -



MTN Mobile Money is a secure electronic service that enables MTN Mobile Money wallet holders to store funds, send and receive money, make payments and do a number of other transactions simply using their mobile phone. It's fast, simple, convenient and affordable. Ethiopian airlines passengers can use MTN to make their ticket payment from Uganda, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Zambia and Cameron


M-Pesa (M for mobile, pesa is Swahili for money) is a mobile phone-based money transfer, financing and microfinancing service, launched in 2007 by Vodafone for Safaricom and Vodacom, the largest mobile network operators in Kenya and Tanzania. Ethiopian airlines passengers can use Mpesa to make their ticket payment from above listed countries.


Equitel is a mobile payment option from Kenya. This option is supported by Cellulant.


Airtel Money is a global telecommunications services company and its Mobile Commerce service allows customers to use their mobile number as an electronic wallet. This electronic wallet can be funded and used to make payments for air tickets. Ethiopian airlines passengers can use Airtel to make their ticket payment from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ghana.

 


Vodafone's M-Pesa mobile money transfer allow users to make payment from their mobile wallet. Currently Ethiopian airlines passengers can use Vodafone to make their ticket payment from Ghana.


eDahab is an electronic wallet used by many people in Somaliland/Somalia, it allows users to receive funds directly to their mobile phone which they can then spend at enabled outlets (again directly from their mobile phone) without having to physically handle cash. Ethiopian airlines passengers can use eDahab to make their ticket payment from Somalia, UK and Norway.


Tigo Pesa allows users to send and receive money between more mobile financial service providers than any other operator. 

Tigo Cash is a mobile phone–based money transfer service offered with Tigo phones in eleven countries including Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ghana. Currently Ethiopian airlines passengers can use Tigo to make their ticket payment from Ghana. 


Vodacom M-Pesa is a fast, safe and easy way to send and receive money. It is like having instant cash in hand and passengers don't even need a bank account. Vodacom M-Pesa lets you convert cash into mobile money by visiting any authorized Vodacom M-Pesa outlet. Once you have money in your M-Pesa account, you can send it to anyone, anywhere in the country. You are also able to buy Vodacom airtime for yourself and others. You are also able to buy electricity with Vodacom M-Pesa.


EcoCash is an innovative mobile payment solution for Econet customers. It allows you to perform simple financial transactions, like send money to loved ones, buy prepaid airtime or data for yourself or other Econet subscribers and pay for goods and services, all using your mobile phone. This Option is currently disabled from Zimbabwe.


telecash is a service offered by telecel Zimbabwe whereby mobile phone users deposit money (physical cash) through an agent, bank, or telecel shop into a telecash account. This money then becomes electronic money (e-money), which customers can then transfer electronically to other mobile phone users without visiting any bank. This Option is currently disabled from Zimbabwe.

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Orange Money is a mobile wallet payment activated from Ivory coast and  Mali. Passengers from these countries can make payment by following the below simple steps.

After they select Orange money as a payment method on ET website they will receive a prompt on their mobile number. After they accept and follow the required payment instructions they will be required to enter their PIN to authorize the payment.

Immediately after the payment is completed the ticket will be issued and sent to the passenger email address.


Mobi Cash is a mobile wallet payment activated from Mali and Burkina faso. Passengers from Mali can make payment by following simple steps.

Shortly after they select MobiCash as a payment method they will receive a prompt on their mobile number. After that they will be required to enter their PIN to authorize the payment.

Immediately after the payment is completed the ticket will be issued and sent to the passenger email address.



Another payment method on Ethiopian Airlines website is a branch payment and it allow passengers to make payment at a bank branch office. After making the booking online passengers will receive a payment reference code together with a booking reservation code. The payment reference code varies from one bank to the other. However, it contains a certain alpha or numerical digits and is used to locate the right booking for the payment transferred. It is therefore very important that the passenger give this code correctly to the bank teller so that he/she can make the transfer to the right account. Once the passengers received the payment reference code they can pay in cash at the respective bank branch.

Here below is the list of bank branch options currently activated on www.ethiopianairlines.com.



AlBaraka branch payment option allow passengers from Sudan to make payment to any nearby AlBaraka branch for the booking they made online. The payment must be finalized within 6 hours after the booking was made. Passenger should give the booking reference and the ticket value to the tellers to make the payment.


Ecobank branch payment option allow passengers to make payment to any nearby Ecobank branch for the booking they made online. The payment must be finalized within 6 hours after the booking was made. Passenger should give the booking reference and the payment reference to the tellers to make the payment. 

Ecobank Branch payment option is available from some African countries .


Rapid transfer is an online bank transfer payment option. Rapid Transfer is a payment option that passengers can use to deposit money into their Skrill wallet or pay online. Supported by over 170 banks, Rapid Transfer is a fast, secure and convenient way to pay.

This payment Option is now activated from Sweden, Norway, Belgium, France, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Germany, UK, Spain and Austria.


Locally issued cards can be used for making payment for air ticket on www.ethiopianairlines.com. Customers opting to pay in local debit cards can make their booking online on ET website and insert their local card detail on credit card and debit card option on the payment page. Ethiopian will issue ticket and send the ticket detail via Email immediately after making the booking.

Here below is the list of Local cards we have activated.



Bancontact is the most popular payment method in Belgium, and the market leader for both online and in-store transactions. Paying with Bancontact is like a regular card payment, except that there is no security code, and 3D Secure is mandatory.


Hipercard is a Brazilian card scheme that's widely accepted in the retail market. Hipercards are issued by Itaú bank and allow passengers to make payment in installments. Hipercard is one of the popular credit card used for online purchase in Brazil. Ethiopian airlines accept Installment payment from Brazil through Hiper card.


Elo is one of the major domestic debit and credit card brands of Brazil. The scheme can support credit and prepaid transactions. Elo is a pure domestic card brand in Brazil and only allows for transactions in Brazilian Real currency. The Elo credit card supports installment that allows the passenger to spread their payments for online purchases over a certain period of time. Ethiopian airlines accept Installment payment from Brazil through Elo card.


Verve International is a Nigerian card brand owned by Interswitch Group. Verve is a debit card brand in Nigeria. Ethiopian Passengers can make payment by using Verve card from Nigeria.


Union Pay is the national bankcard association in China and is thought to be the fastest growing card scheme in the world.

To use it, passengers need one of the following:

  • A Union Pay issued credit card
  • A Union Pay issued debit card
  • A bank account linked to the shopper's Union Pay issued debit card or credit card

For customers having a valid union pay card, they can make payment on a dedicated Ethiopian page on union pay website.


KNET provides a hosted payment process, i.e, the customers are redirected to KNET payment gateway after they make their booking and choose KNET as the payment method. The passengers has to enter the card details, confirm them and complete the payment process on the web page hosted by KNET payment gateway. 


Konbini, which means “convenience store” in Japanese, is a local cash-based payment method in Japan. It allows consumers to order goods and services online, and pay for them over the counter at a convenience store.

How to pay at convenience stores

After shoppers select to pay through  Japanese convenience stores on Ethiopian Airlines website:

  1. Passengers are prompted to provide their full name, telephone number, and email address.
  2. Depending on the convenience store the shopper selects, they will be presented with the voucher within ET website. The voucher is also sent to the shopper's email.
  3. Passengers can then go to a 7-Eleven or other Japanese convenience stores to complete the payment. They need to provide the reference number and their phone number to get a voucher ticket.
  4. Passengers present the voucher ticket to the cashier, and pays in cash.
  5. Shopper receives a receipt as proof of payment.

The offer stays open up to 3 days. This means shoppers can complete their payment up to 3 days after the voucher was generated



EPS online bank transfer is a secure payment method that is offered by the Austrian banks. It allows account holders to easily and quickly pay for purchases using their own trusted online banking service. Upon purchase, the passengers logs into their own online bank and  authorizes the payment. The funds are then directly debited from their bank account in real-time and Ethiopian airlines will receive an immediate payment confirmation. 



giropay is the official implementation of German banks for online banking. It is supported by most German public and cooperative banks.

When paying with giropay, the passenger will be redirected to their bank's website or app to complete the payment. After completing the payment passenger will receive immediate Confirmation of whether the payment was successful or not.


iDEAL is the most used online banking method in the Netherlands, supported by all the major Dutch consumer banks.

When passengers pay with iDEAL, they will be presented with a list of issuing banks. After the passengers selects an issuing bank, they will be redirected to the bank's website or mobile app to complete the payment.

 

 


SOFORT Banking is a real-time bank transfer payment method that passengers based in Germany can use to transfer funds directly to Ethiopian airlines from their bank accounts.

Passenger enters their sort code/bank code. They enter a username and password to login to their bank account. They then enter a transaction authentication number (TAN) or equivalent depending on the country and their bank.


Swish is a Swedish mobile payment system with more than 5 million users. Swish requires that both the merchant and the customer has a Swedish bank account. Passengers can also pay with Swish when shopping online or in mobile apps from ET website. The money will be sent directly into the airlines account, no matter which one of the participant banks they have. If they are registered for swish payment, passengers can start the payment process by downloading the Swish app and by inserting their Mobile BankID to their mobile phone. Once they have finished those steps their bank account is connected to their mobile phone number and they can begin sending and receiving money easily using their mobile phone.. When shoppers choose to pay with Swish on ET website using their mobile devices, they will be redirected to their Swish app to make the payment. The amount will be transferred to the airline account and ticket will be issued in real-time.


ET accepts Trustly payments directly from bank accounts in Nordic countries specifically from Norway and Sweden. With Trustly, passengers who prefer not to pay with cards can pay online using their bank accounts.

How to pay with Trustly

After you chooses to pay with Trustly:

  1. You will be redirected to a Trustly-hosted payment page where you see a list of available banks in your country.
  2. Select your bank and will be prompted to provide your online banking log-in credentials and authenticate as you would when logging into your online bank account.
  3. Select the account from where you want to make the payment and are prompted to provide a one-time code to confirm the payment.
  4. After you completed the payment, you will be redirected back to our website or app.

Electronic wallet is an electronic, internet based payment system which stores financial as well as personal identity related information. Such electronic payment system enables passengers to pay online for their ticket.

E-Wallet allows passengers to combine different payment options to pay.

Here below is the list of E-wallets we accept;



PayPal is a secure, quick and easy form of online payment that provides the security and convenience of paying with your bank or credit/debit card without entering your account number. For customers having PayPal account, they can make payment on a dedicated Ethiopian page on PayPal website and confirm the payment of your ticket. Ethiopian will issue their ticket once payment confirmation is received.


Alipay is a popular payment method that passengers based in China use to make payments online from their Alipay eWallet.

With over one billion users, Alipay handles more than half of China's payments and transformed a cash market into a card-trusting market with their eWallet.

Built by internet shopping giant Alibaba to make it easier for their shoppers to buy and sell on their trading site, Alipay is now so popular that passengers prefer to pay by mobile device in stores and online. Ethiopian airlines activated Alipay payment option on its mobile application. Currently this option is not available on ET website.


WeChat Pay is an e-Wallet payment method, incorporated into the WeChat app. It is one of the most popular payment methods in China, with over 600 million active users. Ethiopian airlines activated WeChat pay payment option on its mobile application specifically on android mobile can make payment by using WeChat. Currently the option is not available on IOS and on ET website.


Paga Wallet is a Nigerian e-Wallet service that passengers can use to make payments online. The e-Wallet can be topped up with cash at any outlet in the Paga agent network. This payment method is therefore suitable for accepting payments from passengers who do not have a bank account or payment card.

To make a payment by using this method:

1. On the payment page, the shopper selects the Paga Wallet payment method.

The passenger is redirected to the Paga website.

2. The passenger’s logs on to the Paga website and confirms the payment.


Skrill makes it easy for consumers to pay quickly with just an email address and password. It is a digital wallet that supports a wide variety of currencies and allows passengers to send and receive money online.

This payment Option is now activated from Sweden, Norway, Belgium, France, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Germany, UK, Spain, Austria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and UAE.



Passengers can make payment through a mobile banking options from a number of African countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ethiopia and others.

By this payment method passengers will not be expected to travel to the banks in person rather they can make the payment electronically.



You can pay by credit card when booking a ticket at ethiopianaitrlines.com. We accept VISA, Master card, Dinners club and American Express. Depending on the country in which the booking is made, you may also have the option to pay using china union pay, JCB (Japan Credit Bureau) or UATP card.

Payment is possible with the following credit cards:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • UATP
  • JCB
  • Discover Card

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