McCarran International Airport and MasterCard Worldwide Bring Contactless Payments to Airport Parking

Travelers can now use MasterCard(R) PayPass(TM) to pay for airport
parking, allowing them to 'Tap & Go(TM)' and quickly exit airport
parking lots


McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and MasterCard Worldwide today announced that the airport now accepts MasterCard(R) PayPass(TM) contactless payments in its major parking lots. This implementation will allow travelers to simply tap their MasterCard PayPass contactless cards or devices at exit lanes, rather than fumble for cash, to pay for their parking. In 2009, McCarran International Airport was the seventh-busiest airport in North America, serving more than 40 million passengers.

MasterCard PayPass implementation helps reduce airport congestion by streamlining parking payments, thereby improving the airport experience for travelers. MasterCard PayPass will be accepted in 64 locations, including 31 pay stations and 33 entry/exit lanes at the airport's four main parking lots.

"MasterCard PayPass acceptance at McCarran International Airport will make traveling easier and faster for the millions of people that pass through the airport each year," said Cathleen Conforti, senior vice president, Global PayPass, MasterCard Worldwide. "Consumer preference for convenient electronic payment methods continues to grow, and with 'Tap & Go(TM)' payments, travelers have a quick and easy alternative to cash when paying for parking."

MasterCard PayPass is a fast and easy cashless payment option that enables drivers to pay for parking quickly, simply by tapping their PayPass-enabled MasterCard card or device on a specially equipped PayPass reader. The readers will continue to accept traditional magnetic-stripe payment cards and work with all payment card providers.

About MasterCard PayPass

mastercard.gifMasterCard PayPass is ideal for traditional cash-heavy environments where speed is essential, and has led the way in bringing contactless technology to consumer categories such as quick serve restaurants, drug stores, gas stations, vending machines, convenience stores, sports arenas, movie theaters, transit systems, taxis, parking garages and more. As of Q1 2010, there are over 75 million PayPass cards and devices in use at approximately 230,000 merchant locations worldwide, including new acceptance environments such as vending, taxis, toll booths and transit. PayPass also is accepted at numerous professional football and baseball stadiums. For more information about MasterCard PayPass and a full list of participating merchants, visit

About MasterCard Worldwide

mastercard.gifMasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes over 22 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial-institution customers and merchants. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network and through its family of brands, including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R), MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, go to Follow us on Twitter: @mastercardnews. 
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