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Air Europa, Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement

By Wole Oyebade   |   14 October 2016   |   2:51 am
Turkish Airlines / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ

Turkish Airlines / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ

Air Europa and Turkish Airlines have jointly announced the start of a code-sharing partnership effective as of 1st October, 2016 that enables both carriers to tap into new markets and offer their passengers more travel options.

At the initial stage of their cooperation Air Europa will place its marketing code on Istanbul-Madrid route operated by Turkish Airlines while Turkish Airlines will place its marketing code on Madrid – Las Palmas/Ibiza/Palma de Mallorca and Madrid – Havana/Santo Domingo/Lima flights operated by Air Europa.

Such an expansion of the codeshare agreement will allow passengers to benefit from better connectivity and increased travel flexibility between Spain and Turkey and beyond the carriers’ respective networks.

Air Europa´s CEO, Maria José Hidalgo, praised the agreement reached as “it allows both companies to continue its growth and expansion and gives us the opportunity to offer our passengers a wide and varied range of connections with all the advantages and comfort of a codeshare agreement.”

Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines, Temel Kotil, said: “We are extremely pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Air Europa providing access to six offline destinations in our network flights and aim to improve our partnership in line with our growth plans in Latin America as Turkish Airlines.

“Moreover, we believe that this partnership with Air Europa will not only maximize the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through the networks of both airlines but also bring enormous benefit from a commercial perspective.”

Turkish Airlines connects 242 international destinations and Istanbul, as the only city in the world having settled on two continents, serves as the main hub of the global carrier. It offers transcontinental advantages of its location in Eurasia and makes connecting flights to destinations all around the globe easier than ever.

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