Airlines Malaysia Airlines and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement

A new codeshare agreement has been signed between the carriers Malaysia Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

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The new codeshare agreement between Malaysia Airlines and Turkish Airlines will see the airlines leveraging their respective networks. It will ultimately maximize the opportunities to travel seamless for the passengers.

A strategic codeshare deal was signed in Istanbul by Turkish Airlines’ Chief Investment and Technology Officer Ahmet Bolat and Captain Izham Ismail, Chief Executive Officer at Malaysia Airlines. Both airlines are working together since 2017, when a commercial cooperation was signed.

Main reason behind the codeshare agreement is that both carriers will be able to tap into new markets and to offer passengers additional travel options. Turkish Airlines for example will be offering new destinations in Malaysia and Australia. In return, Malaysia Airlines passengers can connect to Turkish domestic destinations.

Turkey´s flag-carrier will place its code “TK” on Malaysia Airlines flights to Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland and 12 to domestic destinations within Malaysia. All of the services will be from Kuala Lumpur International airport.

In return, Malaysia Airlines will place its “MH” code on Turkish Airlines services on the route between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul and on Ankara, Antalya and Izmir routes operated by the flag-carrier.

Ahmet Bolat said; “With this agreement we have signed today, we are also committed to providing our passengers with better connection options and taking the passenger experience to a much more comfortable dimension. I hope that this important initiative that we have established on a close working environment with Malaysia Airlines will be beneficial for both companies and citizens of both brother countries.”

Captain Izham Ismail added: “This codeshare will also allow for our passengers to travel to the major cities in Turkey, providing them with even more access for their travels. This opens up the opportunity for more tourists to explore Malaysia, as one of the premier holiday destinations in the Asia Pacific region, and we look forward to extending our Malaysian Hospitality further with all who travel with us.”

Turkish Airlines is the main airline in Turkey and was established in May 1933. Headquarters are located at Istanbul and the main operational base is located in the new city as well. Recently, the carrier moved from the old Atatürk airport to the new Istanbul Airport (IST). TK´s fleet currently consists of six Airbus A319s, 17 A320s, 79 A321s, 67 A330s, 91 Boeing B737s, 39 B777s and six 787 Dreamliner.

Malaysia Airlines was founded in 1947 and commenced operations in 1972. It is one of the bigger carriers in the country and operates with a fleet of 84 aircraft, including 24 Airbus A330s, six A350-900 XWBs, six A380s and 48 Boeing 737s. Subsidiaries are Firefly, MASwings and MASkargo.

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