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

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 05, 2010—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 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 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.

SOURCE: MasterCard Worldwide

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