Aeroflot introduces bank-card and document recognition on mobile apps

Aeroflot has added a bank-card recognition module to its iOS and Android apps. Using a device’s built-in camera to read information on a bank card makes buying tickets significantly faster and raises the quality of service provided.


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Before buying tickets using the app, users can enter all their card details simply by holding the card in front of the device’s camera for a few seconds. Scanning the card automatically enters the card number, expiration date and the name of the cardholder into the payment form, and works even for cards with a high level of protection. The Smart IDReader technology, developed by Russian company Smart Engines, contains a feature that makes it particularly appealing to customers in Russia – it recognises cards issued by the Russian national payment system Mir, which counts over 350 participating banks across Russia.

The mobile apps also now include document scanning and recognition, and can recognise ID documents and use them to automatically fill in passenger data fields. The average time to fully process the document is around 1-2 seconds. Using this function the required fields can be quickly filled in automatically, saving a significant amount of time.

Development of mobile apps is a key areas of Aeroflot’s strategy. The company uses the latest techniques for developing mobile apps, which provide a new level of quality in terms of passenger service and offer a wide range of options from flight check-in and access to personal accounts to choosing the correct fare and quickly purchasing tickets.

Aeroflot is one of the leaders in passenger aviation in the use of digital technologies, both in Russia and internationally. In 2017, the company was awarded the TADVISER IT-PRIZE 2017 in the nomination “Mobile Application of the Year”.

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About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.

Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 228 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.

The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.