Air Canada (Montreal) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) announced a reciprocal code sharing agreement that will make it easy and convenient for customers to connect between the two Star Alliance partner airlines. The agreement, to take effect the beginning of the second quarter of 2013, will leverage Air Canada’s planned Toronto-Istanbul route launching this summer pending receipt of government approval.
Under the code share agreement the two carriers will each place their flight designator code on select flights making it more convenient for travelers with such benefits as a single itinerary, through-checked bags and mutual status recognition. The agreement will include Air Canada’s code on Turkish Airlines’ Toronto-Istanbul flight and several destinations beyond Istanbul, not only in Turkey but also in the Middle East and Africa region. Turkish Airlines will also code share on Air Canada’s new non-stop service between Toronto and Istanbul providing connections to domestic Canada and several points from Toronto to U.S destinations. Moreover, with the loyalty program, passengers will have the opportunity to earn and use miles both on Turkish Airlines and Air Canada flights.
Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Long-Range Boeing 777-233 LR C-FIVK (msn 35245) of Air Canada arrives at Tokyo (Narita).
Bottom Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JFM (msn 29775) with “Turkish Football Federation” additional marking approaches London (Gatwick) for landing.