Turkish, Azerbaijani carriers sign codesharing agreement

Turkish, Azerbaijani carriers sign codesharing agreement

Turkish, Azerbaijani carriers sign codesharing agreement

Turkish Airlines and Azerbaijan Airlines have inked a codeshare deal on routes between the two countries which will be effective from March 29. DHA photo

Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement on routes between Azerbaijan and Turkey effective from March 29.

“Both companies have decided to enter a codeshare agreement by expanding the range of cooperation between the two carriers. The codeshare agreement allows passengers to benefit from a higher number of combined frequencies for better connectivity and increased travel flexibility between the two countries,” the airlines said by a written statement on March 16.

Under the codeshare agreement, Turkish Airlines will place its marketing code on Baku – Istanbul  Atatürk / Sabiha Gökcen / Ankara flights of Azerbaijan Airlines and Azerbaijan Airlines will place its marketing code on Istanbul – Baku / Nakhchivan / Ganja and Sabiha Gökçen – Baku flights of Turkish Airlines. Additionally, with an expanded Special Prorate Agreement on sectors beyond Istanbul and Baku, both airlines will be offering an extended network to their passengers.

“We are extremely pleased to sign this codeshare deal with Azerbaijan Airlines and aim to improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered to passengers of two brother countries through the networks of both airlines. The codeshare agreement will improve our commercial cooperation thus creating new opportunities for our customers. Azerbaijan Airlines continues expanding successfully with a young fleet and we believe that this partnership with Azerbaijan Airlines will bring enormous benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective in rapidly growing Azerbaijan,” said Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Chief Investment & Technology Officer of Turkish Airlines.

 “The new codeshare cooperation with Turkish Airlines is an important milestone in growing our relationship with a brotherhood country and providing our customers access to the destinations they value most,” said Arif Mammadov, Vice-President of Azerbaijan Airlines.