Sunday, 1 December 2019

Turkish and Malaysia Airlines form codeshare deal

Malaysia Airlines and Turkish Airlines have agreed on a codeshare deal to allow each carrier an expanded route network and seamless interlining for passengers over each other's routes. The partnership will see Turkish Airlines offering new destinations in Malaysia and Australia as a codeshare carrier on Malaysia Airlines operated flights, while Malaysia Airlines will be able to reach a number of destinations in Turkey and beyond.

"This codeshare will also allow our passengers to travel to major cities in Turkey, providing them with even more access for their travels." Said Malaysia Airlines CEO Captain Izham Ismail, "This opens up the opportunity for more tourists to explore Malaysia, as one of the premier holiday destinations in the Asia Pacific region, and we look forward to extending our Malaysian Hospitality further with all who travel with us,” he added.

Malaysia Airlines will place the MH code on routes between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul (IST) and Ankara (ESB), Antalya (AYT), İzmir (ADB) operated by Turkish Airlines. 

Turkish Airlines Ahmet Bolat said, “With this agreement, we have signed today, we are also committed to providing our passengers with better connection options and taking the passenger experience to a much more comfortable dimension,”  The Turkish Airlines code will be placed on the following routes operated by Malaysia Airlines - Brisbane (BNE), Adelaide (ADL), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER), Sydney (SYD), Auckland (AKL) as well as a dozen or so domestic Malaysian destinations.

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