Compromising of payment cards, personal data and the consequent illegal internet transactions against the airline sector is a growing phenomenon. At the Annual Meeting of the European Airline Fraud Prevention Group (EAFPG), representatives of airline companies, online travel agencies, IATA and the payment sector from the EU Member States, discussed recent problems and possible responses, including closer cooperation with police organizations.
Representatives from Iceland, Morocco, Qatar, South Africa, Switzerland, UAE and the US also joined the meeting. This international network is being set up to help improve public and private sector cooperation to fight organized cross-border airline crimes.
The EAFPG members (with representatives mostly from the airline industry) are responsible for fraud prevention and cooperation with law enforcement authorities to combat crimes against the airline sector. Due to the nature of the travel industry, activities are not only focused on the European Union but also on cooperation at a global level.