Brisbane Airtrain partners with Paypal to help travellers jump the queue

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AUSTRALIA: Holidaymakers and business travellers are set to enjoy a faster and more seamless travel experience thanks to a new arrangement between PayPal and Brisbane's Airtrain, the premier rail link connecting Brisbane Airport to the CBD as well as the Gold Coast and suburbs.

Now live, the payment agreement allows customers to make E-ticket purchases via PayPal in an easy two-click payment process on Airtrain's website and mobile site. Ticket sales via Airtrain's iPhone app will also soon be available with PayPal processing, providing improved convenience to mobile-savvy customers.

Marketing Manager of Brisbane's Airtrain, Gunjan Allen, said the relationship marks Airtrain's continued investment in delivering fast, reliable travel for all and will provide customers with greater payment flexibility.

Brisbane Airtrain partners with Paypal to help travellers jump the queue

“Our research shows that nine out of ten consumers plan their trips in advance and online plays a huge part in the planning process of travellers. By partnering with PayPal, Brisbane's Airtrain is able to deliver more convenient payment options for our customers, so they can spend less time planning and more time relaxing no matter where they are."

Commenting on the announcement Simon Banks, Director of Enterprise, PayPal Australia, said;
“We're seeing mobile technology and consumer demand for real-time, digital payments driving change across multiple industries including travel and transport. It's great to be working with Brisbane's Airtrain to facilitate innovative digital ticketing solutions in order to make travel buying a quicker and easier experience on any device.”

The arrangement with PayPal follows the recent introduction of a raft of new web-based ticketing initiatives launched by Airtrain to deliver improved value and flexibility to holidaymakers, including a 10% discount for all online bookings and new group web group fares.

“Since launching our web-based initiatives, we have seen an exciting growth in online sales. With PayPal, we are providing customers with another effortless e-ticket offering and will continue to look at new initiatives and services designed to improve the benefits, time saving and efficiencies of using Airtrain for the airport connection,” Mrs Allen added.