Turkish, New Zealander national airlines sign agreement

Codeshare agreement allows passengers to benefit from networks of both airlines to travel between Turkey and New Zealand

Codeshare agreement allows passengers to benefit from networks of both airlines to travel between Turkey and New Zealand

Istanbul - Turkey's national air carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) and New Zealand's flag carrier airlines company Air New Zealand have signed a codeshare agreement on routes operated by both carriers connecting New Zealand and Turkey each other via Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

The agreement was signed at an event in Cape Town by Christopher Luxon, Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand, and Temel Kotil, president and CEO of Turkish Airlines, according to a statement released by the Turkish carrier.

The codeshare agreement allows the passengers to benefit from the networks of both airlines to travel between Turkey and New Zealand with "ideal connectivity and increased travel flexibility."

Codeshared flights via Istanbul and Auckland will offer passengers of both airlines to reach domestic points of each country. Passengers of Turkish Airlines will also be able to travel to Australia via Air New Zealand's network.

"Under the agreement, which connects the people of two different cultures, passengers of both airlines will be offered to travel to Turkey, New Zealand and Australia via the two most strategic gateways, Hong Kong and Los Angeles," THY CEO Kotil said.

Furthermore, with this codeshare agreement passengers will be able to travel beyond points of Auckland in Australia. As Turkish Airlines, we are happy to offer New Zealand's substantial points as new codeshare destinations," he added.

"This code share agreement provides Air New Zealand customers with a convenient gateway to a range of Mediterranean destinations for both business and leisure, as well as encouraging Turkish Airlines' customers to visit the key attractions of New Zealand and Australia," said Air New Zealand CEO Luxon.

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