Saudia to verify credit cards

Updated 06 December 2012
0

Saudia to verify credit cards

Saudia started implementing a credit card verification system for ticket purchase, beginning Dec. 1 in order to prevent fraudulent practices, Abdullah Al-Ajhar, executive vice president of public relations, said, adding that many airlines have already introduced the system following complaints about credit card fraud.
Passengers should show their credit cards used for purchasing tickets at check-in counters of airports or the nearest Saudia office to verify them. “We have introduced this system to protect the interests and rights of passengers and credit card owners as well as the rights of Saudia,” Al-Ajhar said.
He said airline companies have noticed increasing incidents of credit card fraud while making electronic purchases including tickets. “This has forced airline companies to apply systems that would prevent misuse of credit cards by people who are not their owners, for travel purposes,” he explained.
Al-Ajhar said individuals who used their credit cards to purchase tickets should be present at the airport or at Saudia office to show their original cards, even if they do not travel with their family members, to make sure their cards were not misused by others to purchase tickets. “We have introduced this system because it is the only way to protect the rights of passengers and Saudia,” the official said.


Saudi Arabia intercepts two ballistic missiles fired towards Aramco facility by Houthis

Updated 10 min 45 sec ago
0

Saudi Arabia intercepts two ballistic missiles fired towards Aramco facility by Houthis

  • Yemen's armed Houthi movement fired two ballistic missiles at a Saudi Aramco facility in the southern city of Jazan
  • No casualties or damage to property was reported

RIYADH: Yemen's armed Houthi movement fired two ballistic missiles at a Saudi Aramco facility in the southern city of Jizan on Monday, but Saudi news agency SPA said both projectiles were destroyed.
The Houthis' Al-Masirah TV said they had targeted a port belonging to the Saudi state oil giant.
SPA quoted the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition as saying the two missiles were intercepted over Jazan and their debris fell on residential neighborhoods.
"There were no casualties or damages recorded as of the time of (our) statement," Colonel Turki al-Maliki said.
Aramco did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company is building a 400,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Jazan, part of a new economic city on the Red Sea, and it is expected to become fully operational in 2019.
The United Nations says 10,000 people have died in the three-year-old war, and three out of four Yemenis need relief aid.
The coalition says the Houthis are armed and supported by Iran - charges the group and Tehran deny.

Meanwhile on Monday, Houthi political leader Saleh Al-Sammad was killed in a Saudi air strike in Hobeideh.

He was No. 2 on the Saudi-led coalition’s most-wanted list, after leader Abdel Malek Al-Houthi.

The coalition had previously offered $20 million reward for any information that led to his arrest.