Turkish Airlines has signed a new codeshare
agreement with Malaysia Airlines.
Turkish Airlines’ passengers traveling between
Istanbul and the Far East will now have a choice of taking more
flights every week according to this new codeshare agreement
which will go into effect on July 1, 2009.
As an outcome of
the new codeshare agreement signed between Turkish Airlines and
Malaysia Airlines, passengers from Kuala Lumpur will also be able to
connect on Turkish Airlines’ network to any of its 115
international destinations including routes to Turkey, Europe,
North America, South America, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle
Passengers from Istanbul will be able to enjoy the
convenience of Malaysia Airlines’ wide network of connections to
Malaysia, and other popular destinations in Asia Pacific.
Malaysia Airlines’ network covers 88 international destinations.
Mr. Idris Jala, CEO of Malaysia Airlines,
said, “We are pleased to partner with Turkish Airlines to provide
our passengers with convenient and seamless services. In addition,
with the strong feeder traffic from Europe, Commonwealth of
Independent States and North Africa into Istanbul, we can expect
robust passenger and revenue growth.”
The two airlines are
also working out an arrangement for a reciprocal frequent flyer
program between Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich and Turkish Airlines’
Miles and Smiles.
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