World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines have signed Monday an agreement on bilateral codesharing between their Warsaw-Istanbul hubs to begin from July 1, 2014, to enable both carriers to utilize their total capacity for maximum benefit.
Commemorating the 600th year of Turkish-Polish diplomatic relations, both airline companies announced their addition of a fifth daily flight between Warsaw and Istanbul along with their extended commercial cooperation, during a bilateral meeting at the annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association in the Qatari capital of Doha.
The companies already have four daily flights between their respective hubs, Warsaw and Istanbul Ataturk Airport, and began to offer their fifth flight on the same route on May 29th, included within the scope of the codesharing agreement.
This agreement aims to provide passengers more flight alternatives between the two countries by enabling both carriers to utilize the total capacity with maximum benefit and as a result meet the rising demand in the market.
With this enhancement, Turkish Airlines will codeshare with LOT Polish Airlines for their five-times daily Istanbul- Warsaw flights, as well as LOT Polish Airlines’ flights to Brussels, Vienna and domestic flights to Krakow.
In addition to Istanbul-Warsaw flights, LOT Polish Airlines will codeshare with Turkish Airlines’ Cairo, Amman, New Delhi and Mumbai flights and its domestic flights to Ankara.
Expressing Turkish Airlines happiness at strengthening commercial cooperation with LOT Polish Airlines, CEO Temel Kotil said, "enhanced cooperation between the airlines will offer further connection possibilities to the passengers."
Commenting on Turkish Airlines taking membership on IATA's strategic planning committee, Kotil noted, "We hope to build up a bridge between our countries and develop it further by feeding each other’s networks as two Star Alliance partners.”
Sebastian Mikosz, CEO of Polish Airlines, stressed that Turkey was Poland's top touristic destination and noted the market demand for flights on Warsaw–Istanbul route was growing. Mikosz added that the agreement was "a natural decision made for the benefit of passengers, as it translates into better availability and equal choice for both carriers."Last Mod: 02 Haziran 2014, 16:19