Etihad Airways has rolled out a nifty new payment plan for flight bookings and we can hear our bank accounts cheering. Residents of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt can pay off their flight tickets with monthly Installments when booking flights directly through by September 22.

This means you can finally book your dream luxury holiday and spread the cost of travel over a period of few months without worrying about just the airfare eating into a large chunk of your travel budget. Plans range from three to 60 months, with 17 participating banks; to check if your bank is one of them log onto

It’s easy to activate the installment payments – select the Pay by Installment online option, choose the bank you have a credit card with and choose your payment period and terms.

This new service makes Etihad the first regional airline to offer fully automated online installment plans.