In the past, flights used to be exclusively booked offline i.e. physically at an airline’s office or through an agent. With the advancement of technology and the evolution of the internet, Airlines now have online portals or websites through which anyone can book flights and pay with just a few clicks of the left mouse button.
Services rendered on Airlines’ online portals include booking of flights, reservation of preferred seat, online payment through electronic payment platforms using Debit or Credit cards such as Mastercard and Visacard, payment gateways such as Interswitch’s Quickteller, Paga, Vogue Pay, etc. Most airline booking websites also give the option of booking for flights online and printing the booking slip to take to a partner bank to pay for flights.
Airline customers can also check-in online and get their boarding passes if they have only hand luggage. Most Airlines also give customers who book their flights online weeks before departure very nice discounts, with some up to 50%, examples of such airlines in Nigeria are Dana Air, Aero Contractors and Air Peace. Airlines in Nigeria which offer online flight booking services apart from the ones mentioned above include Azman Air, Medview Air, First Nation Air, Overland Air and Arik Air. To book for any flight with any of the above airlines simply click on the link to get more details.
There are also some general flight booking and payment websites in Nigeria such as Wakanow, Jovago, Travelstart and Travelbeta. On these websites you can compare prices of flights of different airlines and choose the best.