QA gets ‘certificate of compliance’ award
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA QATAR Airways has been applauded for its consistent commitment to protecting customers from credit card fraud.
The Data Security Standard Council has recognised the Dohabased airline for its stringent measures adopted as part of overall excellence in customer handling.
Qatar Airways has been awarded a PCI-DSS Certificate of Compliance as one of few airlines to introduce the high-level security standards safeguarding and securing customers’ payment and card information.
The industry-wide standard aims to increase protection for customers against credit card fraud by limiting exposure of secure data when using major debit, credit, prepaid, e-purse and ATM cards for transactions.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar al Baker, who was presented with the certificate on behalf of the airline, said the carrier had tight procedures based on the high number of card-based transactions it has handled.
“Customer satisfaction is our main priority and I am pleased that the ongoing measures we have put in place have been recognised as vital in protecting against credit card fraud,” he said.
“I am also proud that Qatar Airways is one of the few airlines that has adopted with such diligence, a high level of services aimed at ensuring our customers have comfort and trust during transactions using their payment cards,” Baker added.
The payments cover card usage across subsidiaries within the Qatar Airways Group, as well as offices around the world. The subsidiaries cover Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Duty Free, Qatar Airways Cargo, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Executive and Al Maha Services.