Black-Owned Startup ‘Airfordable’ Working to Make Air Travel Affordable for All

Airfordable, a new black owned startup, is ready to change the way you pay for travel.

The idea for the company, which will allow users to pay for plane tickets in installments-much like layaway- came from cofounder and CEO Ama Marfo. Marfo is from Ghana and was inspired to create the business while she was at school at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

“I wanted to see my family in Ghana during school breaks, but couldn’t afford the $2,000 ticket,” she told “I stayed in the dorm alone or with other international students who couldn’t go home. Because of this personal frustration, I set out to determine how to make travel more accessible.”

Using Airfordable is super simple: you submit your ticket, secure the ticket with a deposit, pay the rest in installments and receive your e-ticket after your final payment!

“We have a lot of students using Airfordable to travel home or for study abroad programs. While other users are planning travel based around life milestones such as destination weddings and family vacations. We are covering just about any travel need you can think of,” Marfo told the site.

There are currently over 27,000 Airfordable members at the moment and according to the company’s official site, has already helped users book flights for more than 1,000,000 miles collectively.

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