Turkish Airlines has commenced issuing tickets in US Dollars and no more in Naira, Nigeria’s local currency. This is according to a message sent to its partners by the airline on Thursday. Recall in April, the airlines alongside other airlines through APG Interline E-Ticketing (IEG) said passengers will no longer be able to buy tickets in naira in the coming months.
What the airline is saying The airline’s message to its partners reads;“Dear Business Partner, Kindly be informed that as of today: “ONLY C AND Y FARE CLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON GDSs FOR SALE IN NIGERIA. UNUSED TICKETS WILL BE UPGRADED TO Y OR C CLASS FOR VOLUNTARY REISSUE CASES, FARE AND TAX DIFFERENCE SHALL BE COLLECTED FOR INBOUND OR OUTBOUND TRAVEL “MULTI CITY ROUTES WILL NOT BE COMBINED WITH FARES. ALL FARE CLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON TURKISH AIRLINES OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP. “Please kindly inform your subagents, members of staff and your clients accordingly.” What this means is that passengers can longer purchase Turkish Airlines tickets in naira. Only the dollar will be used in purchasing tickets.