Uplift, a California-based buy-now-pay-later solutions company, has partnered with Copa Airlines, Panama's flag carrier, to increase its reach in Central and South America. Passengers travelling with the airline may now stretch the cost of their ticket over several months, depending on the plan they pick, and utilise it on a variety of popular locations.
Owing to a partnership with Uplift, Copa Airlines will offer its guests the option of travelling now and paying later. Rather than paying in full at the time of booking, passengers may spread the cost of their flights across affordable monthly payments with simple instalments.
Customers may pick the flexible payment option by filling out an online form, which is linked into Copa's website. Uplift's Chief Commercial Officer, Tom Botts, said, "Copa Airlines has a long history of providing excellent customer service and consistent growth across the Americas via their dynamic Hub of the Americas in Panama City. Uplift is pleased to continue our expansion into Latin America by offering Copa's customers the ability to travel with easy and affordable monthly payment instalments."
The airline, which had a $40 million net profit in 2021, has been exploring ways to make flying more easy for its passengers. It also extended its interline arrangement with Aeromar in January, allowing its passengers to fly to 18 more locations served by the Mexican minor airline.
Over 200 airlines, cruise lines, resorts, and other major travel companies have collaborated with Uplift. United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are just a few of the major US airlines that have teamed with the California-based startup.
Other foreign carriers that have an arrangement with Uplift include Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, and VivaAerobus, in addition to Copa Airlines. Jet-lines, a Canadian ultra-low-cost airline, launched payment alternatives with Uplift only last month.