Air India on Wednesday launched a new booking solution to enable its
domestic customers book and buy tickets through a mobile phone by using a
one-time downloadable 'Ngpay' software.
"The domestic passenger only has to send an SMS keying in 'Ngpay' to the
shortcode 56767 and download the free Ngpay software from ngpay.com on his
GPRS-enabled mobile phone. The software which will take up between 65 to
80 KB space, depending on the model of the instrument, can also be
downloaded from leading app stores like Android marketplace, Blackberry
App World and Ovi Store," an Air India spokesperson said.
Ngpay is a service provider for booking Air India domestic seats through
mobile technology. The payment can be done by using credit cards, debit
cards or net-banking facility through the mobile phone itself.
The facility is expected to enable passengers from tier-2 and tier-3
cities where Internet facility may not be readily accessible as well as
for high-flying executives who can make bookings on-the-go in between
meetings, or the tech savvy generation.
The moment booking and payment transaction is complete, the customer is
informed about the ticket by an SMS with details about the booked sector
with flight number and reference, that is the PNR code and an itinerary
ticket receipt through the e-mail.