ITA Airways, the national flag carrier of Italy, and Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other carrier in the world, have jointly announced a new codeshare partnership that will provide enhanced connectivity and flight options for customers traveling between Italy and Turkey.
Key Details of the Codeshare Agreement:
- The codeshare agreement will go into effect starting July 2023.
- Under the agreement, ITA Airways will place its marketing code and flight numbers on Turkish Airlines' flights operating between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Istanbul Airport.
- Reciprocally, Turkish Airlines will place its marketing code and flight numbers on 9 destinations operated by ITA Airways within Italy beyond the Rome hub, including Brindisi, Bari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Palermo, Lamezia Terme, Turin and Trieste.
- This new codeshare will allow customers booking flights on either ITA Airways or Turkish Airlines to seamlessly connect onto the partner airline's flights using a single reservation.
- Key benefits for customers include simplified booking, one-stop check-in and baggage transfer to their final destination when connecting between the airlines.
Quotes from Airline Executives:
Bilal EkÅŸi, CEO of Turkish Airlines, commented: "Rome and Istanbul have always been exceptional cities connecting people across continents. This codeshare agreement will further expand our network reach beyond the two vibrant cities and foster greater cooperation between Turkey and Italy. We believe it will generate positive energy for tourism and deliver enhanced benefits for customers of both airlines."
Fabio Lazzerini, CEO of ITA Airways, stated: “The codeshare with Turkish Airlines represents a major step forward in ITA Airways' commercial growth strategy and network expansion. This partnership opens up a key gateway into Istanbul for our passengers while providing easy onward connections on Turkish Airlines' extensive network. In under two years, we have established 32 codeshare agreements, an excellent achievement for our young airline.”
Convenience for Customers
- The new codeshare flights opened up by this partnership will be available for booking through ITA Airways and Turkish Airlines' official websites, mobile apps, and travel agent channels.
- This provides convenience and flexibility for customers to easily book trips combining both airlines.