LOT Polish Airlines and Turkish Airlines have agreed on a major expansion of commercial ties.
Both sides have signed a letter of understanding, which will initiate an enhanced co-operation between relevant Polish, Turkish and beyond markets and also deepen commercial co-operation on existing ones, offering travellers more connection alternatives with convenient stopovers all on one ticket.
“LOT is ready to grow immediately as of 2016, and now is the best moment to strength equal co-operation with our key airline partners. LOT and Turkish Airlines have been partners for many years. I am convinced that this letter of understanding will help us to create unique and global offer. This will give our passengers all advantages of worldwide and supplementary networks of both carriers,” said LOT CEO Sebastian Mikosz.
Turkish Airlines and LOT have been codesharing on each other’s flights on the route Istanbul-Warsaw since October 2000. The scope of the codeshare agreement was extended in 2014 with the inclusion of Turkish Airlines’ flights on the routes Istanbul-Amman, Istanbul-Cairo and Istanbul-Ankara and LOT Polish Airlines’ flights on the routes Vienna-Warsaw and Warsaw-Krakow.
With the expansion of the codeshare agreement, both airlines put their designator code to some selected flights of each other’s beyond Istanbul and Warsaw to domestic destinations in Turkey and Poland, as well as to points in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.