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Finnair and Turkish Airlines Launch Codeshare Partnership

Finnair and Turkish Airlines have launched a new codeshare partnership, enabling more choices for guests across both networks.


Finnair and Turkish Airlines Launch Codeshare Partnership - Courtesy Finnair/Turkish Airlines

On Thursday (September 23, 2021), Finnair announced the launch of a codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines. Starting September 29, 2021, the Finnair AY code will be added to Turkish Airlines’ routes between Helsinki and Istanbul, and from Istanbul to Athens, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Amman, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, Antalya and Gazipasa. Likewise, the Turkish Airlines TK code will be added to Finnair routes from Helsinki to Kuopio, Vaasa Oulu, Rovaniemi, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, Antalya and Gazipasa.


In today’s announcement, Finnair’s Chief Commercial officer, Ole Orvér, said,


“We are happy to be able to offer more options to our customers, as travel now starts to recover and our customers are again able to fulfil their travel dreams. We also welcome Turkish Airlines’ customers to explore the beautiful Nordics through our extensive network of connections from Helsinki.”


Also commenting on the new codeshare partnership, Turkish Airlines’ Chief Investment & Technology Officer, Ahmet Bolat PhD., said,


“We are glad to expand our current interline cooperation in terms of this codeshare agreement with Finnair. With the introduction of joint flights on several destinations in Finland, Turkey and Baltics, Iceland, South Europe, North Africa and Middle East, passengers would enjoy more travel alternatives through the combined flights.”


Turkish Airlines flies to more countries and international airlines than any other airline. The carrier currently operates to over 300 passenger and cargo destinations in 127 countries.


Specializing in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe, Finnair is a modern premium network airline with a competitive advantage due to their geographical location. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Finnair does, and the carrier is committed to cutting their net emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2025 (compared to a 2019 baseline) and achieving carbon neutrality by the end of 2045. The carrier is also a member of the global oneworld® alliance and its shares are traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.



Source: Finnair