A unique system of arrangement for transportation sales against bank cards is effective within ATSS. The goal of this system is to enable accredited agencies to issue transportation on ATSS STDs, as well as other services paid by international payment systems cards, at the lowest costs. Moreover, in compliance with Model Agreement, TCH offers accredited agencies (and their sub-agents) a unique opportunity to issue transportation without bank card maintenance fee.
Therewith, agency can opt for a payment opportunity for transportation/ancillary services either at POS (trade acquiring) or via IPOS (Internet acquiring) if it sells services in the Internet environment.
Summary of payment solution
How to connect service
Activation procedure for card payment in POS for flights of carriers forbidding FOP “PK” (INV PK payment)
Specifics of settlement/reporting
List of Payment Systems
Currently, the main tool for bank cards authorization for POS (ticket windows) is a dedicated card authorization functionality enabled in reservation terminals of ADS Sirena-Travel equipped with card readers.
Through card readers, the cards by major international payment systems, i.e. Visa Electron, Mastercard Electronic, etc., can be accepted for payment. This payment solution enables to enter card data manually (card reader is unnecessary) or to use Card Not Present (CNP) option (customer service by virtue of authorization letters, phone, etc.). The latter method of card maintenance is recommended when payment is made by cards with embedded microchips.
Payment options based on Sirena-Travel terminals facilitates computerized calculation of authorization amount, automated entering of magnetic stripe card data and automated issuance of CCCF (Form С-98) on ticket printer, substantially mitigating agency staff error risks when servicing card holders.
Manual for card payment via ADS Sirena-Travel terminals using card readers is available at
Similarly, a number of international GDSs certified in ATSS (Galileo as an example) for transportation issuance on ATSS STDs also have a payment solution enabling card authorization. Card payment is made automatically in the framework of air ticketing on ATSS STD provided that agent enters PK FOP tag and card details in the system. Attention: This is valid only for terminals with said functionality registered in TCH.
To arrange transportation sales by bank cards on ATSS STDs, an accredited agency is required to:
If an agency has already passed any of the above steps, please proceed to next step.Your questions as to this payment option activation are welcome at Plastic Card Department, phone +7 (495) 660-19-77, E-mail:
Currently, TCH supports cards of the below payment systems:
Your questions concerning transportation sales against bank cards are welcome at TCH Plastic Card Department:
phone: +7 (495) 660-19-77, E-mail: ORPK@tch.ru Head of Plastic Cards Department - Alexander Golovkin