19 July 2011, Tuesday, 10:26

Flying pay terminals started working in Russia

author: Alfia Sharafutdinova

One may pay with the help of the bank cards in the air now. The first electronic pay terminals are installed in the Russian airliners in July.

“In order to pay one has to show verifying documents to the air steward first” – the press-service of the Russian Savings Bank reports – “In the course of the flight the limits on purchases for one card are set: 1500 rubles for payments for the goods from the onboard shop, same sum for paying for the tickets for the train, connecting the airport with the city, and 10 thousand rubles for buying the certificates for the flight payment”.

The novelty was introduced at the last exhibition of innovations “INNOPROM-2011” in Yekaterinburg. This business forum gathered representatives of more than 400 companies from 30 countries and exhibitors demonstrated their innovational designs in various branches of economics: in industry, transport, construction, power engineering, medicine, agriculture, telecommunications, IT etc.