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Singapore Airlines To Expand Codeshare Agreement With Turkish Airlines

Singapore_AirlinesSingapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines have agreed a major expansion of codeshare ties, covering destinations beyond both Istanbul and Singapore.

The flag carrier of Singapore will also increase frequency on a seasonal basis between Singapore and Istanbul to six times per week to meet growth in demand on the route.

The Star Alliance partners have been codesharing on each other’s flights between Singapore and Istanbul since February 2009. Singapore Airlines currently operates four weekly flights on the route while Turkish Airlines operates seven weekly flights.

Under the expansion of the agreement, Singapore Airlines will add its SQ designator code to Turkish Airlines-operated flights beyond Istanbul to destinations within Turkey, as well as to points in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Turkish_AirlinesOn a reciprocal basis, Turkish Airlines will add its TK designator code to Singapore Airlines-operated flights beyond Singapore to points in South East Asia and the Southwest Pacific.

The expanded codeshare ties are expected to take effect from 1 May 2014, subject to regulatory approvals. Singapore Airlines’ increase in frequency on the Singapore-Istanbul route to six flights per week* is due to take effect from 26 May 2014.

Asian Aviation is Singapore Airlines’ General Sales Agent (GSA) for Greece.

*Six flights to be operated per week during the Northern Summer operating season and four per week during the Northern Winter operating season.

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