FAIRTIQ wins big in Northern Europe with UITP award and Finnish contract
The Swiss team aiming to make public transport payment as simple as possible announces its first foray into the Nordics, as well as a UITP award win for ‘Design processes and products’.
Turku, Finland, where FAIRTIQ will launch next
Swiss ticketing application FAIRTIQ has reached two significant milestones, winning a prestigious UITP award and being awarded its first Nordic contract in the Finnish city of Turku.
FAIRTIQ secured the UITP award for ‘Design processes and products’ despite facing stiff competition from Transports
Metropolitans de Barcelona, Nuevos Sistemas Tecnológicos SL from Spain and Entur AS from Norway. The Swiss team received the award during this year’s biennial UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm after deliberation by an international jury. The UITP Awards recognise ambitious and innovative mobility projects that have been carried out in cities and regions around the world.
FAIRTIQ has also taken advantage of Finland’s modern regulatory landscape to secure its first Nordic contract. Finland’s Transport Act requires open mobility data, meaning that it allows independent third parties to sell public transport tickets – which is what FAIRTIQ requires to be able to operate. After enabling journeys across all means of public transport in Switzerland through one app, FAIRTIQ has global expansion in its sights and is now seeing that goal come to fruition, having negotiated with those responsible for public transport in Turku.
“The innovative ticketing solution, FAIRTIQ, represents an additional ticketing method with great added value, for the passengers in Turku, as well as for us,” explained Sirpa Korte, Head of Public Transport in Turku and surrounding region.
Also speaking of the launch in Turku, FAIRTIQ Founder and CEO, Gian-Mattia Schucan, said: “We are very much looking forward to introducing the simplest ticket in Finland, as well including the option to provide a monthly capping model based on the price of a monthly pass with even more advantages for the customer.”