UATP Expands Its Network To Include Turkish Airlines As An Issuer

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — UATP announced today the addition of Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines, as their newest Issuer to the corporate travel payment network. In partnership with UATP and Yapı Kredi Bank, Turkish Airlines is now offering the Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Card to their business travelers.

The Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Card is available with charge and prepaid options. Account holders receive exclusive benefits, including payment installment plans, discounts, extra baggage allowances and access to the Istanbul Lounge whenever they use their UATP card to purchase flights on any of the more than 260 airlines in the Network. The cost-effective UATP program is the first corporate loyalty program created for travelers in Turkey.

Speaking further on the partnership, president and CEO of UATP Ralph Kaiser commended it saying, “The idea behind the Turkish Corporate Club product was to create a well-rounded, robust product for businesses to save on all corporate travel expenses. Turkish Airlines has positioned itself for a successful program that will maximize profit within the airline and greatly benefit their corporate travelers.” 

Turkish Airlines has been operating since 1933 and was most recently named “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth consecutive year by Skytrax. The airline currently travels to 250 international and 49 domestic locations.

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UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world’s airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStreamSM and DataMinSM, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management.

Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air Canada (TSE: AC) Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); APG Airlines; Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201: JP); Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; Transavia Airlines; TUIfly GmbH; Turkish Airlines (ISE: THYAO); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and WestJet.

AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for Lufthansa German Airlines.

UATP Corporate Communications
Wendy Ward,
+1 202 774 5017

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