Cancun, Q.R. — American Airlines says that as of August 20, they will no longer accept cash payments for transactions at the Cancun International Airport.
The airline says that as of August 20, passengers throughout the state of Quintana Roo must pay for all transactions using either a credit or debit card. This non-cash method includes passengers wanting to purchase airline tickets or pay for checked baggage.
Alfredo Jaimes, general manager of American Airlines explained that, “At the global level, American is in a transition phase. At each of the airports where we operate cashless transactions, we are allowing our team members to help our clients in a faster and more efficient way.
“Moving away from cash transactions also reduces the complexity of work for our agents,” he added.
“Agents will no longer have to worry about managing money, finding the exact change or setting a cash box at the end of the day. This is positive news for our customers and for our team at the airport,” he said in a statement.
American Airlines began their new cashless model in 2017. Already, they have implemented the new payment system in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, California’s Los Angeles International Airport, Miami International and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas.
The US airline says they will soon establish the cashless transaction process at the airports of Los Cabos (SJD), Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and Cozumel (CZM).