Heathrow Express introduces multi-currency technology

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Heathrow Express

UK: From Thursday 23 October travellers between Heathrow and central London will be able to book Heathrow Express tickets in US Dollars, Euros as well as in Sterling.

The new multi-currency purchasing service, available across all digital platforms, means Heathrow Express customers can avoid foreign exchange charges – which are typically between 2% and 5% on credit cards.

As a continuing part of the strategic partnership between Heathrow Express and Avios, this facility will be exclusively available to Avios collectors from today (Wednesday October 15th).

Members of the UK Avios Travel Rewards Programme and British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus frequent flyer programmes can collect Avios for each journey taken on the Heathrow Express.

Multi-currency purchasing will be available across the Heathrow Express website, mobile sites and trade partner sites.

Fraser Brown, commercial director, said: "This is an important step in our strategy to reach an international marketplace. By offering our products in US dollars and Euros we are moving from a UK-centric approach to an international one."

Oliver Currell, Head of Global Partnerships, Avios, said: "There are Avios collectors all over the world with millions of them travelling through Heathrow annually. This new service means that global members can now make their money go further, saving on foreign exchange charges when using the Heathrow Express and getting a step closer to their next trip with the Avios they collect from the booking."