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Icelandair and Turkish Airlines Ink Codeshare Agreement

Turkish and Iceland executives at the signing event in Istanbul (Photo: Icelandair)

This weekend, Icelandair and Turkish Airlines signed a codeshare agreement between the carriers that will offer passengers connections through their respective hubs.

Turkish passengers flying into Keflavik can now connect through Icelandair’s hub and continue to destinations in North America. For passengers on Icelandair to Istanbul, they can now continue onto Turkish Airlines’ network to the Middle East, Asia, and destinations further East.

The agreement between the two carriers was signed at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

This also means passengers from either airline can check bags to their final destination on the other airline and purchase fares on one ticket.

Turkish Airlines’ CEO, Bilal Ekşi, and Icelandair’s CEO, Bogi Nils Bogason Shaking hands during the codeshare signing (Photo: Icelandair)

Turkish Airlines CEO, Bilal Ekşi, did have something to say about this new agreement; “We are very glad to sign this codeshare agreement with Icelandair. With this agreement, we aim to enhance the travel options offered to our passengers through our networks.”

Bogi Nils Bogason, CEO of Icelandair also shared some words on the new-found agreement in a press release; “Our strategy is to partner with airlines that allow us to open new and exciting opportunities for our passengers while working with partners who focus on like-minded customer service expectations. With the new agreement, the world will be better connected and allow us to better serve our global passengers. We look forward to welcoming Turkish Airlines aboard.”

Joey Gerardi

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  • Joey Gerardi

    Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being from a non-aviation family made it harder for him to be around planes and would only spend about three hours a month at the airport. He was so excited when he could drive by himself and the first thing he did with the license was get ice cream and go plane spotting for the entire day. When he has the time (and money) he likes to take spotting trips to any location worth a visit. He’s currently enrolled at Western Michigan University earning a degree in Aviation Management and Operations.

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