ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has announced the signing of a new codeshare deal with Kuwait Airways.
The signing of the agreement took place at the Turkish Airlines headquarters in Istanbul and was attended by Bilal Ekşi, general manager of Turkish Airlines, and Yousef Al-Jassem Al-Saqer, chairman of Kuwait Airways, along with a delegation from both airlines.
Ekşi said: “I am pleased with the new codeshare agreement signed with Kuwait Airways. The agreement will not only contribute to the carrier’s existing commercial relations with Kuwait Airways but also offer alternative connections between Turkey and Kuwait for Turkish Airlines passengers.”
“Both Turkish Airlines and Kuwait Airways will work closely to offer the best services to our passengers and improve the customer experience,” Ekşi added.
The new deal will see Kuwait Airways’ code added to Turkish Airlines flights, and Turkish Airlines’ code added to Kuwait Airways flights operated between Kuwait and Istanbul/Sabiha Gokcen Airports.
The bilateral codeshare partnership will commence from August 1.
Al-Saqer said: “We welcome Turkish Airlines as a codeshare partner. The agreement will support Kuwait Airways and Turkish Airlines operating between the two cities and allow more travel options, facilities for the public to take advantage of the services provided by the carriers. Furthermore, this codeshare partnership will not only enhance the relationship between the two airlines but also the strong relationship between the two brotherly states, Kuwait and Turkey.”
Kuwait Airways operates seven weekly flights to Istanbul and seven weekly flights to Sabiha Gokcen; while Turkish Airlines operates 28 flights from Istanbul, and 14 flights from Sabiha Gokcen.