Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Air Europa and Turkish Airlines jointly announced the start of a code-sharing partnership effective as of 1st October 2016 that enables both carriers to tap into new markets and offer their passengers more travel options.
At the initial stage of their cooperation Air Europa will place its marketing code on Istanbul-Madrid v.v. route operated by Turkish Airlines while Turkish Airlines will place its marketing code on Madrid – Las Palmas/Ibiza/Palma de Mallorca v.v. and Madrid – Havana/Santo Domingo/Lima v.v. flights operated by Air Europa. Such an expansion of the codeshare agreement will allow passengers to benefit from better connectivity and increased travel flexibility between Spain and Turkey and beyond the carriers’ respective networks.
Air Europa´s CEO, Maria José Hidalgo, praised the agreement reached and said: “It allows both companies to continue its growth and expansion and gives us the opportunity to offer our passengers a wide and varied range of connections with all the advantages and comfort of a codeshare agreement.”
“We are extremely pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Air Europa providing access to 6 offline destinations in our network flights and aim to improve our partnership in line with our growth plans in Latin America as Turkish Airlines. Moreover, we believe that this partnership with Air Europa will not only maximize the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through the networks of both airlines but also bring enormous benefit from a commercial perspective.” said Temel Kotil Ph.D. Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines connects 242 international destinations with Istanbul, which is the only city in the world having settled on two continents, and serving as the main hub of the global carrier. It offers transcontinental advantages of its location in Eurasia and makes connecting flights to destinations all around the globe easier than ever.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 333 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 291 destinations worldwide with 242 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 and also in 2014 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, “Best Business Airline Lounge” awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world’s “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and “Best Business Class On-Board Catering” prizes in this year’s survey.
About Air Europa:
Air Europa is the airline of Globalia, the largest Spanish tourism conglomerate with an annual of 4,000 million euros revenue. Founded in 1989, it has persistently grown to become the reference airline for flights between Europe, America and Caribbean. It has a fleet of 48 aircraft comprising fifteen Airbus 330-200/300, two Boeing 787 Dreamliner; twenty Boeing 737-800 and eleven Embraer 195. Air Europa has been honored by the German environmental organization Atmosfair as “the most efficient airline in the world” in short and medium distances flights. Air Europa is a member of the Skyteam alliance since 2011.