KM Malta Airlines and Turkish Airlines Enter Codeshare Partnership, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

KM Malta Airlines, Malta’s national carrier, and Turkish Airlines, the world’s most extensive network airline, have joined forces in a codeshare agreement.

The arrangement will offer passengers of both carriers greater flexibility and seamless travel possibilities.

Effective from 15 June 2024, this collaboration allows KM Malta Airlines to place its flight codes on Turkish Airlines’ direct flights between Istanbul and Malta, and vice versa.

This expands travel options for passengers flying between these two popular destinations.

Airline Statements

Bilal Ekşi, CEO of Turkish Airlines, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership. “We’re delighted to re-establish cooperation between our countries through this codeshare agreement with KM Malta Airlines.”

This collaboration will provide a smoother travel experience for passengers flying between Malta and Türkiye. Ekşi further highlighted the benefits for both airlines.

“Maltese travelers will gain access to Turkish Airlines’ vast global network. While Malta, the captivating Mediterranean island nation, will attract more visitors.”

“This partnership strengthens KM Malta Airlines’ position as a preferred partner for major carriers. We look forward to a fruitful and long-lasting collaboration.”

A Turkish Airlines A321 climbs out after takeoff.
Aero Pixels from England, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

David G. Curmi, Executive Chairman of KM Malta Airlines, echoed Ekşi’s sentiment. “We are thrilled to welcome Turkish Airlines as a codeshare partner.”

“Istanbul is a major hub with frequent connections to Malta, offering our Maltese customers a wider range of destinations.”

“This agreement also enhances connectivity for our international passengers through Malta International Airport, effectively linking our networks.”

Photo: Air Malta

About KM Malta Airlines

KM Malta Airlines is the national airline of the Maltese Islands, operating a modern fleet of aircraft to various destinations in Europe and beyond.

The Maltese airline’s Summer 2024 schedule will operate from 31st March 2024 through until 26th October 2024, with the airline serving 17 airports across 15 key European cities.

These are Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Catania, Dusseldorf, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Prague, Rome, Vienna and Zurich.

About Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 456 (passenger and cargo) aircraft.

The airlines flies to 346 worldwide destinations as 293 international and 53 domestics in 130 countries.

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