Flag carrier Turkish Airlines has struck a codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles that is largely focused at enhancing its collaboration in a bid to maximize the travel opportunities available to the passengers of both airlines through its aircraft networks.
According to a statement from Turkish Airlines, this new codeshare arrangement will formally begin on October 15 and will increase the commercial cooperation between the two airlines and their respective nations while providing customers with more travel options between Turkey and Seychelles.
According to the deal, Turkish Airlines will place its code on Air Seychelles’ Mahe-Praslin flights, and the Seychelles carrier will place its code on Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul-Mahé, Istanbul-Tel Aviv, and Istanbul-Paris flights. The deal would also likely be broadened in the future, it was said.
On the agreement, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi said: “We are pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles, and aim to improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through our flight networks.”
“We believe that this partnership will not only bring benefits to both carriers from a commercial perspective but also improve the cultural and tourism relations between two countries,” stated Eksi after signing the deal with Air Seychelles Acting CEO Sandy Benoiton at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in Istanbul in the presence of senior officials from both sides.
Benoiton said: “Air Seychelles is thrilled to offer the TK code on our domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin, allowing a single-ticket transaction for seamless travel to Seychelles’ second largest island.”
“Additionally, the Air Seychelles HM-code will appear on key cities in Europe and the Middle East, allowing further options and travel date flexibility to our passengers,” he added.