OTA Flights Alternative Airlines offers more flexibility and choice to UK users after establishing a partnership with Clearpay in the US market.
The booking platform, which offers more than 600 airlines worldwide, has become the first in the UK to offer Clearpay for flights.
Users can now book seats with BA, American Airlines and Norwegian to any destination and select Clearpay to spread the cost over four interest-free installments over six weeks.
This UK launch follows Alternative Airlines launching as the first Clearpay travel merchant in the US, where Clearpay is known as Afterpay, in 2021.
Rich Bayer, UK manager for Clearpay, said: “Our research shows that nearly three in five people use ‘buy now, pay later’ to budget their money, so we’re delighted that Alternative Airlines now offers Clearpay.
“This partnership encourages responsible spending and makes travel even more accessible for everyone. With this partnership, we look forward to bringing our young and loyal customer base to the global flight booking platform.”
Sam Argyle, Managing Director of Alternative Airlines, added: “We are delighted to have expanded our partnership with Afterpay to the UK market with Clearpay, bringing payment flexibility to more customers.
“We continue to see increased demand in the UK, as well as other markets, from customers looking for flexible payment options when booking flights and Clearpay enables us to meet this demand.
“Clearpay’s product is ideal, as it allows people to book flights today and secure the best prices, while managing their budget by paying in four interest-free installments.”
To use Clearpay for flights, customers can search for flights at alternativeairlines.com and then select Clearpay as their payment option at checkout.
The total cost will be divided into four equal payments over six weeks, with payment due every two weeks.
The service is free for customers who pay on time. Alternative Airlines said it will “help people spend responsibly without incurring interest or extended debt.”