Star Alliance members EVA Air and Turkish Airlines have launched a codeshare agreement on the Taipei-Istanbul route.
EVA has added its code to Turkish Airlines’ current daily flights. When EVA launches service on the route in 2016, Turkish Airlines will reciprocate by placing its code on those flights. And once both airlines are flying Taipei-Istanbul, passengers can use the combined frequencies to plan itineraries with more flexibility and connectivity between Taiwan and Turkey.
As the route develops, the two airlines will collaborate to use Istanbul as a hub for travel to more distant destinations. Extending the codeshare and commercial agreement beyond Istanbul will enable EVA to offer passengers more convenient choices for travel to Europe and for Turkish Airlines to give those on its flights easy access to popular destinations throughout Asia.
EVA and Turkish Airlines will also co-operate in efforts to boost tourism and cultural exploration between Taiwan and Istanbul and promote business travel between the two regions.