Aeroflot passengers can now use Apple Pay to buy flights.
Aeroflot’s website payment page now features Apple Pay as a new way to pay for the airline’s services.
The new service will be available to users of Apple devices supporting Apple Pay. The option will be available on both the Aeroflot desktop and mobile website.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Apple Pay is easy to set up and passengers will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards. Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe.
Routes: Aeroflot – Russian Airlines operates 133 regular routes across 52 countries. It has an extensive network throughout the Americas, Asia, CIS, Europe, the Middle East and the Russian Federation.
Fleet: Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 188 Airbus (A320 and A330), Boeing (737 and 767) and Sukhoi (SSJ100) airliners.
The average age of its planes is 4.4 years.
See Aeroflot’s fleet.
Passenger numbers: In 2015, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (39.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
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