The Air Transport Settlement System provides for the unique system of arrangement of transportation sales by payment
(bank) cards. The System aims at providing accredited agencies with the possibility
to issue transportation on ATSS STDs (Standard Traffic Documents) and other services
paid by payment (bank) cards of the main international payment systems with minimum
spending. Under the Model Agreement, TCH provides accredited agencies (sub-agents)
with the unique possibility to issue transportation without paying a bank
commission for card processing services. The possibility to pay for transportation or other
associated services may be provided to an accredited agency both at points-of-sale
– POS (Merchant acquiring) and online – at Internet points-of-sale - IPOS (Internet
TCH's technology of arrangement of transportation sales by payment (bank) cards at agencies' points-of-sale has a number of advantages:
At the moment, the main tool for authorization of bank cards for points-of-sale (ticketing agent's desks) is the use of special electronic devices for bank card payment – POS-terminals (remote keyboard Ingenico IPP320). Devices are integrated with the booking terminals of ARS Sirena-Travel.
The use of POS-terminals allows to accept for payment a wide range of bank cards, such as VISA, Mastercard, MIR, Union Pay, including electronic cards of international payment systems.
The use of the Payment Solution on the basis of POS-terminals allows to automatically calculate an amount of authorization, allows for automatic entry of bank cards data, automatic selection of a form of payment ('PK' or 'INVPK'), and automated issuance of documents on ticket-printing devices, fiscal receipts for payment by plastic cards, which significantly reduces the risks of mistakes made by the agency's employees when servicing cardholders.
For organization of transportation sales by bank cards on ATSS STDs, an accredited agency must:
Should you have any questions, please approach TCH's Plastic Card Department at +7 (495) 660-1977 or email@example.com.
Should you have questions on how to active this form of payment, please approach TCH's Plastic Card Department at +7 (495) 660-1977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From November 1st, 2017 accredited agencies may accept plastic (bank) cards in payment for rail tickets issued on TCH stock. In this case, the 'INVPK' form of payment is applied when issuing transportation.
Those agencies who use POS-terminals for payment of air transportation, when activating the 'INV PK' form of payment for air transportation, automatically obtain the opportunity to use those POS-terminals for payment of railway services by cards. The procedure for activation of POS-terminals is the same for arrangement of payment for air and rail transportation by cards, and is available on the website of ARS Sirena-Travel in the 'Agencies – Manuals' section Remote Keyboard Ingenico IPP320.
Settlement between TCH and an agency for payment by plastic cards are made taking into account the following:
Currently, POS-terminals accept the following payment (bank) cards:
Should you have any questions about payment for transportation by plastic (bank) cards, please approach TCH's Plastic Card Department at +7 (495) 660-19-77 or email@example.com.