Turkish Airlines faces credit card turmoil
Turkish Airlines has been forced to cancel some of its online and call center ticket purchasing options due to fraudulent credit card activity in May, June. Hürriyet photo
Turkish Airlines (THY) has had to halt some of its online and call center ticket sales due to high amounts of fraudulent credit card activity in May and June, according to daily Bugün.
According to the source, the issue made it all the way to the Turkish Parliament, when Hatay deputy Mevlüt Dudu wanted to purchase a Turkish Airlines ticket over the phone and was told that it would not be possible due to widespread fraudulent credit card activity in Hatay, a province in southern Turkey bordering Syria.
Dudu brought the issue to Parliament, and as a result, Turkish Airlines has implemented the Fraudulent Activity Risk Management System (CYBERSOURCE) system.
Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines General Manager Temel Kotil has said that Turkish Airlines wants its own terminal at Istanbul’s third airport, according to daily Sabah.
“The third airport will have a 150 million passenger capacity. We [THY] have to take up half of the airport. We are growing every year. We now exceed 38 million passengers [annually],” Kotil said.
Separately, the airline said yesterday that it has won a Stevie Prize with decorating the body of a plane with the pnotos of its employees.