Monday, June 25, 2018

Over 27 million passengers use Aeroexpress' Pay Gate technology

Aeroexpress announced recently that in just six months since the launch of its Pay Gate contactless technology, 27 million passengers have used the terminals at Aeroexpress stations.

The units are installed on the platform with a single universal turnstile card reader and can work with traditional tickets as well as with Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass.

Most of the usage has been concentrated at the Sheremetyevo airport, where more than 13 million passengers used their Visa payWave or MasterCard PayPass directly on turnstiles between Aug. 15 and Dec. 31. Domodedovo Airport, meanwhile, saw 10,000 passengers use the cards on turnstiles while Vnukovo airport reached nearly 4,000 passengers using the service.

"Now the passengers know that they do not need to stand at the ticket offices or ticket machines," Aeroexpress Commercial Director Rustam Akiniyazov said. "It is enough to have a bank card with contactless technology. Payment of travel in this manner takes a couple of seconds. Last year, passengers 'tasted' this service. In 2014, we expect a significant increase in the proportion of fare bank cards."

MasterCard PayPass technology was available at the box office and ticket machines in 2011 at Aeroexpress stations. The opportunity was expanded to include Visa payWave in April.