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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 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.

August/18/2012

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john albay

8/20/2012 11:28:55 AM

wonderful news for Turkish airlines,now it should start a programme of passanger service for the passangers and not have aircraft waiting for hours for so called VIP.ministers and MPs and even so called important letters from Turkish embassies to be taken to Turkey! IIf the so called VIPs (who are really not important!) are late they must wait for the next aircraft just like everyone else.
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