Cashless payment technology developed by Irish fintech company Facilipay is powering Ireland’s first ‘Fast Track Pass’ system at Dublin Airport, and now the service is set to expand further with the planned rollout of three additional kiosks across terminals 1 and 2.
In partnership with AIB Merchant Services, and on behalf of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Facilipay’s software enables passengers to purchase tickets through a self-service kiosk, which facilitates them to bypass security queues and travel through the airport safely.
The implementation of this technology is the latest innovation by the Irish fintech, who specialises in complex payment solutions across a multitude of sectors to include corporate offices, education and live events.
Originally passengers could only avail of the ‘‘Fast Track Pass’ up to 3 hours before departure – however using Facilipay’s cutting-edge technology, the service is now available online and at the airport concourse.
In recent times, the DAA has expanded the offering to allow passengers to also purchase ‘Lounge Passes’ in addition to a Fast Track Pass, affording quick access to the Airport’s private lounges and business centres.
Following an increase in passenger activity over the festive period, Dublin Airport has embraced Facilipay’s technology as it is designed to negate the need for physical contact while offering passengers greater convenience and reduced waiting times.
Facilipay’s integration into the DAA’s existing systems, allows the DAA to control the volume of Fast Track tickets available for sale online and offline at any time throughout the day, which in turn guarantees an efficient and safe service.
Given that the Fast Track terminals are cashless and unattended, and in light of increasing passenger numbers, Facilipay anticipates that the solution may be rolled out across a number of other Irish airports in Europe in the months ahead.
Managing Director of Facilipay, Barry Bruen said: “At Facilipay, we are driven by a desire to provide innovative digital solutions that enable businesses and organisations to streamline their existing payment channels and create an enhanced experience for their customers.
“Working with the DAA has allowed us to demonstrate the numerous benefits associated with integrated payment systems – for both the Airport itself and the thousands of passengers who travel through it each day.”
“Through implementing the ‘Fast Track Pass’ payment solution, departing passengers have been able to optimise their travel experience, by by-passing long queues – allowing them to travel safely through the airport, at a time when this is of paramount importance to many.
“Consumer enthusiasm for the service is evident, and we look forward to the solution being further expanded in the months ahead.
“Our aim is to provide innovative payment solutions that help businesses shape the way they accept payments while generating additional revenue streams at the same time, and the ‘Fast Track Pass’ and ‘Lounge Pass’ kiosks serve as a magnificent example of this.”
Managing Director of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Vincent Harrison added: “Our Fast-Track service delivers speed and efficiency which are particularly important for our business passengers. We are delighted to partner with Facilipay to enhance this product, making it even easier for passengers to tailor their travel experience.”
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