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ITA Airways and Turkish Airlines announce codeshare partnership, ET Infra

Italian flag carrier ITA Airways and Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of Türkiye, have jointly announce the commencement of a codeshare partnership that will be effective within July 2023. The signed agreement between the two flag carriers will be offering more flexibility in terms of flight choices for customers of both airlines between Italy and Türkiye.

Through this codeshare partnership, ITA Airways’ marketing flight numbers will be placed on Turkish Airlines’ flights between Rome and Istanbul; and Turkish Airlines will place its marketing numbers on 9 destinations of ITA Airways within Italy from Rome, including Brindisi, Bari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Palermo, Lamezia Terme, Turin and Trieste.

This partnership will be providing enhanced services to customers of both airlines with a seamless connectivity of a single ticket and through check-in of passengers and luggage to their final destination.

On the ocassion, Bilal Ekşi, CEO, Turkish Airlines, said, “Rome and Istanbul have always been exceptional cities to attract and connect people. I firmly believe this codeshare agreement between Turkish Airlines and ITA Airways will be developing the existing network with even more destinations and foster cooperation and traffic between two countries with high potential. In addition, this partnership is well on the way to generate positive energy for tourism, expand Turkish Airlines’ reach and enchance customer benefits.”

Government refuses United-Emirates codeshare on routes from India

Indian government has refused permission to United Airlines to codeshare with Emirates on routes from India as these are not covered by a traffic rights agreement between India and Dubai.”United approached the Indian government asking for permission to put their code on our flights from India but hasn’t been allowed by the government to do so, ” Emirates president Tim Clark told in response to a media query.

“With the codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines, ITA Airways’ commercial strategy of growth makes a step forward, together with the existing partnerships with the world’s leading carriers – said Fabio Lazzerini, CEO and General Manager, ITA Airways. This partnership opens up a privileged access route to Istanbul, one of the most fascinating and historically rich cities in the world for all ITA Airways passengers. This agreement represents the Company’s 32nd codeshare: an excellent result we have achieved in less than two years”.The new codeshare flights will be available for purchase through the airlines’ sales channels and websites at ita-airways.com and turkishairlines.com.

  • Published On Jun 9, 2023 at 05:08 PM IST

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