To purchase a ticket, the holder of any Sberbank card with active Mobile Banking needs only to send an SMS request to 900 (the uniform short number). The reply will contain an SMS-code confirming the e-ticket payment. After sending the payment confirmation code to the same number, the client receives an SMS with a link to the e-ticket (the QR code). Tickets received on mobile phones need not be printed out. No ticket has to be produced upon boarding; to pass through the turnstiles upon arrival one has only to place the mobile phone with the e-ticket’s QR code on the reader face down.
For example, the request for a Moscow–Sheremetyevo trip is AE MS, and for the return trip – AE SM. Other airport trips have the following codes: M – Moscow, S – Sheremetyevo, D – Domodedovo, V – Vnukovo.
“With the holiday season approaching, we are glad Sberbank has provided its clients with an instant and seamless service of purchasing Aeroexpress train e-tickets,” emphasised Svyatoslav Ostrovsky, Managing Director at Sberbank’s Bank XXI. “Extending the potential of Sberbank’s Mobile Bank with this popular service, we are taking another step to transforming the mobile phone into a handy everyday wallet”.
“Convenience, simplicity, innovation, and time savings – these are the key aspects underpinning all services offered to Aeroexpress passengers. We are constantly increasing the number of ticket payment methods, allowing each passenger to choose their preferred way of paying for the journey at any given time. The new ability for passengers to purchase Aeroexpress tickets through Sberbank’s Mobile Bank service is yet another important step forward in this area”, noted Rustam Akiniazov, Chief Commercial Officer of Aeroexpress.
Sberbank’s Mobile Bank is a package of services which help customers to manage Sberbank cards and accounts via SMS. Its users can request and receive information, make instant SMS payments for various services (e. g. for mobile communication) and transfer money between their cards and accounts. The Mobile Bank is actively used by over 12 million Sberbank clients with 1.5 million transactions effected through this service on a daily basis. One can subscribe using any Sberbank ATM or payment terminal. The economy package is free.