Ticketer has processed its first ever contactless euro and sterling transaction for First Aircoach in Dublin. The new multi-currency electronic ticket machines (ETMs) were installed two months ago for the two million passengers travelling between Dublin city, Belfast and Dublin Airport each year.
Dervla McKay, Managing Director of First Aircoach, said: “We are thrilled to have been able to launch contactless to our customers at the end of May. The team at Ticketer have come up with a solution that fits our cross-border operation perfectly and our customers are seeing the benefits with over 6,000 contactless transactions taking place within two weeks of launching.
“At Aircoach, we are committed to providing our customers with high quality public transport services and the launch of contactless further delivers on this commitment.”
First Aircoach is the first customer that Ticketer has enabled euro payments for, and the ETMs will switch between currencies as required, showing the ticket price in both. It was a necessity for First Aircoach because journeys can start or end on either side of the border.