Copa, Turkish Airlines Sign Codeshare Deal
Star Alliance members Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., and Turkish Airlines, recently signed a codeshare agreement for flights between Europe and Latin America.
Passengers will now be offered more flight options with seamless connections through Copa’s Hub of the Americas in Panama City and Turkish’s seamless gateway to Europe through the company’s Hub in Istanbul, Turkey.
According to an announcement, the hub of the Americas of Copa Airlines in Panama City will allow passengers coming from Istanbul fast and efficiently connections to 74 destinations in America and the Caribbean, including the most important cities of the region. Also with this codeshare agreement, Latin American passengers traveling with Turkish Airlines through its hub in Istanbul, that bridges the East and the West, will have more entry options to Europe, as well as Africa, Asia/Far East and Middle East.
Initially, Turkish Airlines will place its code on Copa flights between Panama City and David in Panama; Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo in Brazil; Santo Domingo and Punta Cana in Dominican Republic; Guayaquil and Quito in Ecuador; San Salvador in El Salvador; Asuncion in Paraguay; Lima in Peru. On the other hand, Copa will place its code on Turkish operated flights between Panama and Istanbul.
Progressively, as government approvals are granted, Turkish Airlines will also place its code on Copa flights to Cancun, Mexico City, and Guadalajara in Mexico; Managua in Nicaragua; San Jose in Costa Rica and Montevideo in Uruguay in order to expand the range of these codeshare flights into the region.
This agreement, which complements and expands the route networks of both airlines as well as the connectivity between the continents, is expected to improve and promote bilateral opportunities for tourism and commercial developments between the two countries.
Intermodal Air is the GSA (general sales agent) of Copa Airlines in Greece.