Air Canada and Turkish Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement
Air Canada has announced a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines. The agreement, set to take effect in the second quarter of 2013, will include Air Canada’s new Toronto-Istanbul route, which is expected to begin in the summer of that year.
Under the agreement, the two airlines will be able to place their code on select flights, which will allow customers benefits such as being able to use a single itinerary, through-checked bags, and mutual status recognition. In addition, passengers will be able to earn and spend frequent flyer miles on both Turkish Airlines and Air Canada flights.
In addition to Air Canada’s new nonstop service between Toronto and Istanbul also included in the codeshare agreement will be Turkish Airlines’ existing service between the two cities.