Commenting on the announcement that contactless payments will be extended to Gatwick Airport from next year, a spokesman for The UK Cards Association said:

“Contactless payments are fast, easy and secure. By extending contactless payments to Gatwick, tourists, business and international visitors to London will no longer have to queue or have trouble understanding which type of ticket to buy.

“Contactless payments on TfL have been a real success story and account for 11 per cent of UK contactless transactions. We hope to see contactless payments adopted more widely across the UK’s transport network.”