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Turkish Airlines and Asiana Airlines form code share


Turkish Airlines has signed a new code share agreement with Asiana Airlines from South Korea as part of an expansion program.

The new code share agreement which will go into effect on October 25th,2009 will enhance the flow of trade and tourism between Turkey and Korea.

As an outcome of the new code share agreement signed between Turkish Airlines and Asiana Airlines, passengers from Seoul will be able to connect on Turkish Airlines’ network to any of its 119 international destinations including routes to Turkey, Europe, North America, South America, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Passengers from Istanbul will also be able to enjoy the convenience of Asiana Airlines’ wide network of connections to South Korea, and other popular destinations in Japan, China and South-East Asia. Asiana Airlines’ network covers 82 international destinations.

Mr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines and Board Member, said: “We are delighted to conclude a code-share arrangement with Asiana Airways. This is a testament to the growing relationship between Turkish Airlines and Asiana Airways, our new partner. We will make every effort to maximize the opportunities offered by our combined network. More importantly, customers are the ultimate winners, as they benefit from the extensive networks of both airlines linking both hubs, Istanbul and Seoul and beyond”.

Mr.Young-Doo Yoon, CEO of Asiana Airlines, said “With today’s signing ceremony, Asiana Airlines and Turkish Airlines will develop a strong network through code-sharing and create synergy. I hope collaboration between both airlines will extend in all areas.”
The two airlines’ passengers would also benefit from the reciprocal frequent flyer programme between Asiana Airlines’ Asiana Club and Turkish Airlines’ Miles and Smiles.

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