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Air Canada and Turkish Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

3-Dec-2012 11:44 AM

Air Canada and Turkish Airlines announced (30-Nov-2012) they entered into a reciprocal codesharing agreement on 30-Nov-2012 which will take effect from 2Q2013. The agreement is expected to see Air Canada passengers able to travel with Air Canada on Toronto-Istanbul Ataturk service and connect onto Turkish Airlines' network. Turkish Airlines passengers will also be able to travel on Air Canada's domestic Canada and US network. Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu said, "Air Canada is delighted by this code share agreement with our Star Alliance partner Turkish Airlines as it will ensure seamless connections on a single itinerary for our customers traveling beyond Istanbul throughout Turkey and to points in Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We look forward to welcoming aboard our aircraft Turkish Airlines customers who want to explore or do business in Canada through our extensive network". Turkish Airlines president and CEO Temel Kotil said, "We are extremely delighted to sign the code share agreement with Air Canada, as this code share partnership serves as an example of Turkish Airlines' target to maximise the travel opportunities offered to passengers through the extensive networks of both airlines. This new code share agreement enables the customers to enjoy both the global network and the seamless service arising from the cooperation. We will have a chance to transfer our passengers to more US and Canadian domestic destinations via Toronto by connecting our networks". [more - original PR]