Qatar Airways has announced the introduction of a new online payment option for its Doha-based customers for reservations made on www.qatarairways.com.

The new online payment option offers greater flexibility for bookings with flights originating from Doha as passengers who wish to make their payment using a debit card issued in Qatar, can now use the NAPS payment option to securely complete their booking through Qatar’s QPAY payment gateway.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Commercial – Qatar, Ehab Amin said that the new payment solution has been introduced to give passengers a more flexible payment method. Amin said:

Our passengers want to be able to book online 24/7 and instantly access our latest offers. So this new payment solution is both user friendly and gives passengers greater flexibility. With this service enhancement, passengers in Qatar who were unable to make online bookings because they did not have access to credit cards now have a more flexible payment method and can make bookings using their debit cards. Qatar Airways is committed to continually innovating and improving its products and services to enhance the travel experience for our customers.’

QPAY (Qatar National Payment Gateway) is currently providing online electronic payment services using NAPS-enabled (National ATM and Point of Sale Switch) debit cards which are intended to provide for the interchange of retail payment transactions between the host systems of banks in Qatar.

Qatar Airways recently won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline has won the accolade of “Airline of the Year”.

The airline has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and it currently flies a modern fleet of 162 aircraft to 148 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.