With this codeshare agreement, Iceland Air and Turkish Airlines will provide seamless connections to their customers. It will also expand the number of destinations for both airlines.
Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, but Icelandair is not yet.
Icelandair, since the 70′ has been a popular connecting and also a stop-over point between Europe and North America. This has expanded tremendously over the years.
Icelandair passengers in North America and Iceland can connect eastbound via Turkish Airlines’ network to Istanbul. Turkish Airlines’ worldwide passengers will be able to connect via Icelandair’s network to Iceland and Canada.
The FI / TK agreement was signed at IATA’s AGM in Istanbul earlier today.
It dramatically increases both Airlines’ offerings for convenient connections where customers can travel with a single ticket that their luggage can be checked through to the final destination.
Bogi Nils Bogason, the 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.”
His counterpart, the Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi responded:
“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 pleased to know that this partnership with Icelandair will bring a remarkable benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective.”