Flag carrier airlines of their respective countries, Turkish Airlines and Air Seychelles, have signed a codeshare agreement.
The signing ceremony of the codeshare agreement took place at Turkish Airlines’ headquarters in Istanbul. Bilal Ekşi, CEO of Turkish Airlines and Sandy Benoiton, Air Seychelles’ acting CEO, signed the agreement with the attendance of senior officials from both sides.
Ekşi said, “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.”
Officially starting as of October 15, 2022, the new codeshare agreement will broaden the commercial partnership between two companies and their respective countries while offering passengers more travel options between Turkey and Seychelles.
Under the terms of the agreement, Turkish Airlines is planning to place its code on Mahé-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.
Benoiton said: “Air Seychelles is thrilled to offer the TK code on our domestic flights between Mahé 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.”
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