Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a Codeshare Agreement.
Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement on routes between Azerbaijan and Turkey effective from 29.03.2015.
Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines have decided to enter a codeshare agreement by expanding the range of cooperation between the two carriers. The codeshare agreement allows passengers to benefit from a higher number of combined frequencies for better connectivity and increased travel flexibility between the two countries. Under this codeshare agreement, Turkish Airlines will place its marketing code on Baku – Istanbul Ataturk / Sabiha Gokcen / Ankara flights of Azerbaijan Airlines and Azerbaijan Airlines will place its marketing code on Istanbul – Baku / Nakhchivan / Ganja and Sabiha Gokcen – Baku flights of Turkish Airlines. Additionally, with an expanded Special Prorate Agreement on sectors beyond Istanbul and Baku, both airlines will be offering an extended network to their passengers.
“The new codeshare cooperation with Turkish Airlines is an important milestone in growing our relationships with brotherhood country and providing our customers access to the destinations they value most.” said Arif Mammadov, Vice-President of Azerbaijan Airlines. “This is the next step in strengthening our position in Turkey, allowing us to win new customers in the region. We look forward to a strong relationship with Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of Turkey that flies to most countries and most international destinations in the world and the best European airline according to SkyTrax rating for the fourth consecutive years.”
“We are extremely pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Azerbaijan Airlines and aim to improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered to passengers of two brother countries through the networks of both airlines. The codeshare agreement will improve our commercial cooperation thus creating new opportunities for our customers. Azerbaijan Airlines continues expanding successfully with a young fleet and we believe that this partnership with Azerbaijan Airlines will bring enormous benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective in rapidly growing Azerbaijan.” said Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Chief (Investment & Technology) Officer of Turkish Airlines.
About Azerbaijan Airlines:
CJSC Azərbaycan Hava Yolları (Azerbaijan Airlines), a flag carrier of Azerbaijan Republic was established in 1993. Based in Baku, adjacent to Heydar Aliyev International airport, the carrier operates a fleet of 30 aircraft to 57 destinations across Asia, the CIS,Europe and the USA, and according to these parameters holds leading positions in Cacuasusian and the Caspian regions. With delivery of Boeing Dreamliner on 24th of December 2014, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States to operate the 787. More information about Azerbaijan Airlines can be found on the following website: www.azal.az
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 264 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 263 destinations worldwide with 220 international and 43 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the fourth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service" and in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's "Best Business Catering Service" and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on the following website: www.turkishairlines.com.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,316 airports in 192 countries.