Icelandair, Turkish Airlines Sign Codeshare Deal
Icelandair and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement offering passengers seamless connections between their growing networks.
Icelandair customers will now be able to connect eastbound to destinations in the Middle East and Asia via Istanbul (IST) while Turkish Airlines passengers can connect westbound to North America and Canada through Keflavik, Iceland (KEF).
The deal was signed at IATA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) that was held in Istanbul, Turkey earlier this week and will greatly increase offerings from both airlines with convenient connecting flights throughout the world.
Passengers traveling with the two airlines will now be offered the ability to travel between North America, the Middle East and Asia, on one ticket, while checking their luggage to their final destination.
Turkish Airlines CEO, Bilal Ekşi said: “We are very glad to sign this codeshare agreement with Icelandair. With this agreement, we aim to enhance the travel options offered to our passengers through our networks. We are also so pleased to know that this partnership with Icelandair will bring a remarkable benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective.”
Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair CEO, said: “We are very happy to announce Turkish Airlines as our latest codeshare partner. Turkish Airlines offers an extensive flight network which covers the globe and will allow us to offer our passengers easy connections to all major destinations throughout the world,” “Our strategy is to partner with airlines that allow us to open new and exciting opportunities for our passengers, while working with partners who focus on like-minded customer service expectations. With the new agreement, the world will be better connected and allow us to better serve our global passengers. We look forward to welcoming Turkish Airlines aboard.”