Air Europa and Turkish Airlines today jointly announced the start of a codesharing partnership effective as of 1st October, 2016.
According to a release made available by Turkish Airlines’ corporate office, the agreement 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 v.v. route operated by Turkish Airlines while Turkish Airlines will place its marketing code on Madrid – Las Palmas/Ibiza/Palma de Mallorca v.v. and Madrid – Havana/Santo Domingo/Lima v.v. flights operated by Air Europa. Such an expansion of the codesharing 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.”
“We are extremely pleased to sign this codesharing agreement with Air Europa providing access to 6 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.” said Temel Kotil Ph.D. Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines.
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.