Turkish Airlines and airBaltic commence codeshare agreement

Tailplanes of a Turkish Airlines and airBaltic aircraft together.
Image Credit: Turkish Airlines

This month, Türkiye national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines and Latvian airline airBaltic officially commence a codeshare partnership.

Turkish Airlines and airBaltic jointly announced the commencement of a codeshare partnership last week. The agreement will be effective as of May 1, and enables both carriers to provide more flexibility to their passengers on direct flights between Türkiye and Latvia.

Commenting on the agreement Turkish Airlines’ CEO Bilal Ekşi said; “We are excited about our new partnership with airBaltic that both our corporate and leisure customers will benefit from.”

“We look forward to welcoming more visitors from Latvia in our unique geography that cradled many civilizations throughout the history, while also encouraging travel from Türkiye to the all

airBaltic President and CEO Martin Gauss said; “We are glad to enter a codeshare agreement with our partner – Turkish Airlines – on our new flights between Riga, Latvia and Istanbul, Türkiye.”

“This partnership enables local Baltic travellers to benefit from the wide network of Turkish Airlines globally and the local travellers in Türkiye are now able to enjoy a great variety of airBaltic’s destinations in Europe and beyond.”

“We are looking forward to a successful, long-standing collaboration together,” Gauss concluded.

Within the scope of the codeshare cooperation, airBaltic and Turkish Airlines place their marketing flight numbers on each Riga-Istanbul flight and vice versa.

The codeshare agreement attracts an increasing number of passengers and allows customers of both carriers to benefit from seamless connectivity via their hubs.

airBaltic summer season launch

Last month the Latvian carrier announced the launch of its biggest ever summer season. AirBaltic launched its highest-ever number of new routes in a single season so far – a total of 20 new routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere.

Among the new destinations is also Istanbul, to which airBaltic launched four weekly flights on April 2, 2023.

Turkish Airlines plan vision for next decade

Last month was also something of a busy month for Turkish airlines. The national flag carrier Turkish Airlines laid out its vision for the next decade will, which will take it through to its official 100th anniversary in 2033.

Originally founded in 1933 with a modest fleet of 5 aircraft, has secured its place on the global stage with its accelerating growth year after year.

In particular, over the last 20 years, it has achieved an extraordinary growth performance in capacity, passenger numbers, and profitability.

The past two decades have seen the carrier outperform the industry average to become one of the most important players in global aviation today.

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