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Turkish Airlines enabled JCB Card acceptance in the Billing and Settlement Plan(BSP)ecosystem

May 3rd, 2018 Turkish Airlines, the national carrier currently operating in 120 countries, and JCB International Co. Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd, are pleased to announce the enablement of JCB Card acceptance in the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) ecosystem.

The BSP platform has been specifically designed to facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures of IATA accredited passenger sales agents, as well as improve financial control and cash flow for airlines. A true global system, there are BSP operations in 180 countries and territories. This platform has been in operation for over 45 years and has successfully facilitated the distribution and settlement of funds between travel agents and airlines totalling more than $230 billion USD in volume.

What will this mean for JCB Cardmembers and Turkish Airlines? JCB Cardmembers will enjoy peace of mind at the point of sale of travel agencies, Expedia and other global booking websites that use IATA accredited systems. Further, for Turkish Airlines, it will increase their cashflow and simplify management reporting.

This enhancement comes after an implementation project to introduce JCB Card acceptance on the Turkish Airlines global website starting last October. This will ensure that JCB Cardmembers, some 111 million around the world, can take advantage of this additional payment method too. Nowadays, Turkish Airlines who serves over 302 destinations across 120 countries, more than any other carrier in the world, and carries 68.6 million passengers (2017), making the JCB Cardmember choice offering much wider than before.

About Turkish Airlines

Turkey's "rising star", Turkish Airlines started its journey in 1933 with just five aircrafts. Today it serves with a passenger and cargo fleet of 327 aircraft and with the same excitement and enthusiasm as the first day after all those years. The substantial growth it has achieved has put Turkish Airlines among the top airlines of the world. Reinforcing this prominent position and energy with its significant growth figures and innovative approach, Turkish Airlines has always put its signature under important successes in the sector. One of them is undoubtedly the largest aircraft order in Turkish Civil Aviation history, with a significant decision that the airline took in 2013. With this decision, the national carrier aimed to both maintain the fleet average age over the coming years, and push its quality of service even further higher. Turkish Airlines, opening more doors across the world for its passengers, now offers a wide range of flights to 302 destinations.

About JCB

JCB is one of the largest payment brands in the world and is the leading card issuer and acquirer in Japan, serving over 111 million cardmembers with global acceptance across 30 million merchants. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its cardmember base and merchant coverage. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all its customers worldwide.

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