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Turkish Airlines signs Codeshare with Malaysia Airlines

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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 East.

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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