Ingenico and Ryanair will initially install the Chip and PIN payment system in all its London (Stansted) based kiosks and roll out the development across its Barcelona (Girona), Belfast, Frankfurt (Hahn) and Marseille bases. As part of a three-year contract with Ryanair, Ingenico has provided a complete transaction management system for the inital rollout of 250 unmanned kiosks, with plans to grow to 450 kiosks. It comprises the AXIS electronic payment system, centralised hosting of the transaction management system and PIN pads. The solution enables the kiosks to be fully compatible with PCI-DSS guidelines, as well as those set by Visa and Mastercard for secure payments. This ensures that passengers can pay for any optional services whilst checking in, negating the need to go to the ticket desk.
“Ingenico’s unique partnership with Ryanair demonstrates Ingenico’s commitment to being at the forefront of innovation and the technological advances in the sector,” said Philippe Lazare, CEO, Ingenico. “We continue to expand our international footprint, and are dedicated to ensuring that customers and retailers have access to the highest levels of convenience, security and simplicity in their transactions.”
“Ryanair has already begun the move to 100% online check-in which will remove all check-in desks from our 146 airports by October when all passengers will check-in online and use baggage drop points to deposit their hold baggage,” said Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara, Head of Communications. “We are upgrading and installing self service kiosks to ensure passengers can still purchase the services they require when they arrive at the airport. Our partnership with Ingenico will help us to provide a secure and convenient payment method for passengers who want to purchase services such as priority boarding or hold baggage before they board their low fares Ryanair flight.”
“The Ryanair kiosks are unique in the airline field, as they have integrated payment mechanisms, which enable both Chip and PIN as well as magnetic stripe payments to be made at the terminals, in a fully PCI (PCI-PED, PCI-DSS) compliant payment solution,” said Cillian Wright, Business Development Director, Ingenico. “This gives customers the peace of mind that transactions will be processed to the highest security standards. The provision of managed payment services provides Ryanair with a convenient and safe end-to-end transaction solution, giving them a significant advantage against other airlines.”
Source: Press Release