Between November 15 and December 30, over 5,000 MasterCard holders using the ApplePay service bought Aeroexpress tickets at a price of just one rouble. The special offer from the company's partners was also valid for standard tickets. To take part in the campaign, it was necessary to purchase a ticket from the ticket office using an iPhone or Apple Watch.
"Aeroexpress was the first transport company in Russia to start accepting Apple Pay contactless payments. Therefore, the main aim of our campaign with MasterCard was to get our passengers familiar with the new payment option," says Valery Fyodorov, COO of Aeroexpress. "We are happy with the campaign results and believe that it was a nice New Year’s gift for our company’s most modern customers. It is entirely possible that we will hold similar campaigns in the future."
It is noteworthy that passengers can use their iPhones and Apple Watches to pay for travel at the turnstiles and ticket offices. One ticket costs RUB 500.