Now Indian users can use Amazon to book their domestic flights in addition to shopping, money transfers, utility bill payments, mobile recharges — all through one single app, the e-commerce giant announced on Saturday May 18, 2019.
During the initial launch period until May 31, 2019 while all customers can get cashback up to Rs 1,600, Prime members are being offered extra rewards up to Rs 2,000 on domestic flight bookings. Amazon has newly introduced this service in partnership with Mumbai-based online travel company Cleartrip.
Amazon has partnered with online travel and leisure activities platform Cleartrip to launch the service. “We are excited to partner with Cleartrip and share their passion of creating best in class travel experiences,” Shariq Plasticwala, Director, Amazon Pay, said in a statement.
Amazon has stated that it would impose any additional charges in case customers thinks to cancel the ticket. They would only have to pay the airline cancellation penalty, the company said.
Customers can find the flights icon on the Amazon Pay page in the Amazon mobile application and on the website.
“We’re delighted to add domestic flight bookings enabling customers to do more with their Amazon app and for prime members to get more value from their membership,” Plasticwala added.
This new strategic partnership between Amazon and Cleartrip will also boost Cleartrip’s position among its competitors like MakeMyTrip, Paytm, Yatra, Google, EaseMyTrip, and Booking.com.
During last year in April 2018, Indian e-commerce major Flipkart has also started offering similar services in partnership with Gurugram-headquartered MakeMyTrip. Recently, MakeMyTrip filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) that it has received Rs 103 crore from its holding entity Mauritius SGG Holdings to expand its association across the world. In April, 2019 the company had also acquired a majority stake in Mumbai-based Quest2Travel India Private Limited (Q2T) to build a stronghold and boost its position in corporate travel space.