It’s time for another two airlines to sign a codeshare agreement, with Turkish Airlines and Air Seychelles being the latest.
The signing ceremony of the codeshare agreement took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in Istanbul. Turkish Airlines CEO, Mr Bilal Ekşi and Air Seychelles Acting CEO, Mr Sandy Benoiton signed the agreement with the attendance of senior officials from both sides.
The codeshare will officially commence on 15th October 15, 2022.
This new codeshare agreement is to broaden the commercial partnership between the two companies and their respective countries while offering passengers more travel options between Türkiye and Seychelles.
Under the terms of the agreement, Turkish Airlines is planning to place its code on Mahe – Praslin flights operated by Air Seychelles, and Air Seychelles will place its code on Istanbul – Mahé, Istanbul – Tel Aviv and Istanbul – Paris flights operated by Turkish Airlines.
In addition, the agreement is planned to be expanded in the future as well.
Commenting on the agreement Turkish Airlines CEO Mr Bilal Ekşi stated;
“We are pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles and aim to improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through our flight networks. We believe that this partnership will not only bring benefits to both carriers from a commercial perspective, but also improve the cultural and tourism relations between two countries.”
On the codeshare agreement Air Seychelles Acting CEO Mr Sandy Benoiton said:
“Air Seychelles is thrilled to offer the TK code on our domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin, allowing a single-ticket transaction for seamless travel to Seychelles’ second largest island. Additionally, the Air Seychelles HM-code will appear on key cities in Europe and the Middle East, allowing further options and travel date flexibility to our passengers.”
Expanding options for passengers
Codeshares remain marriages of commercial convenience, being able to funnel one airline’s passengers onto a partner airline – whilst being able to sell this all one one flight code and one flight ticket. It’s also an easy way to expand a network without deploying further capacity to a region.
With further expansion of the codeshare down the line, it should offer benefits to customers of both airlines.
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