The source told how the Russians can buy Turkish Airlines tickets – RIA Novosti, 04/07/2023


© / Alexey MaishevPassenger checks in for a Turkish Airlines flight

Passenger checks in for Turkish Airlines flight - 1920, 04/07/2023

ISTANBUL, 7 Apr – Holders of Visa and Mastercard cards issued by Russian banks can pay for Turkish Airlines tickets through the company’s Russian offices for flights departing from the Russian Federation, and the company also accepts payment with Union Pay cards through its website, a source in the company’s press service said.
“You can pay for our air tickets with cards of Russian banks, if the flight is operated from Russia – for this you need to contact the company’s office, payment will not be processed through the company’s website. If the flight is operated from Turkey or another country, then Russian cards will not work, Turkish or any other,” the source explained.
At the same time, the company’s website allows you to pay for tickets with Union Pay cards of Russian banks. In particular, the correspondent was able to pay for a ticket for a domestic flight in Turkey with a Gazprombank card.
The company’s tickets can also be purchased through various aggregator sites, in some cases, the site’s commission will be added to the ticket price.
Russians have been having difficulty buying Turkish Airlines tickets since March last year. As Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), reported in April last year, the suspension of operations in the Russian Federation of Visa and Mastercard payment systems leads to a reduction in the flow of independent tourists to Turkey in the first place.

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