Turkish Airlines Annual Report 2010

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As of end-2010, Turkish Airlines had entered into codesharing agreements with a total of 23 airlines.

Turkish Airlines continues to expand its flight network through the agreements that it enters into.

Special pro-rate and codeshare agreements give Turkish Airlines access to locations to which it does not have direct flights of its own.

Canary Islands: Turkish Airlines's newest offline flight destination
made accessible through our agreement with Spanair.

International Relations and Agreements

 

In 2010 Turkish Airlines was engaged in activities to increase its effectiveness in Far Eastern, Asian, and North & South American markets and to expand its network opportunities through interline connections.

To this end, the company’s existing special pro-rate agreements (SPA) and traffic agreements were revised while new ones were entered into with other airlines.

Through the codeshare agreements that were signed or revised during 2010, it became possible to make sales to 43 offline destinations using Turkish Airlines flight numbers and codes. The existing free-sale agreement with All Nippon Airways concerning the İstanbul-Tokyo and İstanbul-Osaka routes was revised to include the Osaka-Okinawa and Osaka-Fukuoka routes that are operated by All Nippon.

On the 1st of February 2010 a free-sale and codeshare agreement was signed between Turkish Airlines and Spanair. This agreement applies to İstanbul-Madrid/Barcelona, Turkish domestic, and Spanish domestic flights.

Last year a free-sale codeshare agreement was signed between Turkish Airlines and Swissair under which joint flights commenced on the İstanbul-Zurich/Basel/Geneva routes as of 1 April 2010.

Besides, under a blocked-space codeshare agreement entered into with Garuda Indonesia Airways, joint flights commenced on the İstanbul-Jakarta route being operated by Turkish Airlines.

The existing free-sale agreement with EgyptAir on the İstanbul-Cairo route was revised and its scope was expanded to include the İstanbul-Alexandria and the İstanbul-Almaty routes being operated by Turkish Airlines.