Icelandair and Turkish Airlines have now signed a codeshare agreement; effectively expanding the number of destinations on both of the carriers’ networks.
Icelandair passengers in North America and Iceland can now connect eastbound via Turkish Airlines’ network to Istanbul.
Similarly, Turkish Airlines worldwide passengers from Asia or the Middle East will now be able to connect westbound via Icelandair’s network to Iceland and Canada.
The agreement was signed at IATA’s AGM in Istanbul last week. The codeshare partnership greatly increases both airlines’ offerings for convenient connections; allowing passengers to travel with a single ticket and their luggage checked through all the way to the final destination.
Partnership airline comments
Commenting on the agreement Turkish Airlines CEO, Bilal Ekşi said; “We are happy to sign this codeshare agreement with Icelandair. With this agreement we aim to enhance the travel options offered to our passengers through our networks.”
“We are also so pleased to know that this partnership with Icelandair will bring a remarkable benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective.”
Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair CEO said;“We are thrilled to announce Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries in the world than any other, as our latest codeshare partner.”
“Our strategy is to partner with airlines that focus on like-minded customer service and open new and exciting opportunities for our customers. With the new agreement, the two airlines’ networks will be better connected, greatly increasing possible flight connections for our customers.”
Icelandair is an Icelandic airline founded in 1937. It is the largest airline in Iceland and flies to over 25 destinations in Europe, North America, and Greenland.
Icelandair is known for its comfortable flights and its unique stopover program, which allows passengers to spend up to 7 days in Iceland for free when they book a round-trip ticket to North America.
Prague service inauguration
Last week also saw Icelandair commencing services to the Czech capital city, Prague, from Keflavík Airport in Reykjavik. The new seasonal service will now operate four times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, through to October 2023.
The historic city of Prague’s popularity is ever-growing as a travel destination, and is a welcome addition to Icelandair’s strong network, for both connecting passengers and Icelanders alike.
Turkish Airlines is a Turkish airline founded in 1933. It is the national flag carrier of Turkey and flies to over 300 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Turkish Airlines is known for its excellent service standards and its modern fleet of aircraft.
The airline has won numerous awards for its customer service, including being named the “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax in 2019.