World Bulletin / News Desk
Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines are to expand their range of jointly operated flights to destinations beyond Istanbul and Singapore.
The Star Alliance partners have been codesharing each other’s flights between the two hubs since February 2009, with Singapore Airlines operating four flights a week on the route and Turkish Airlines operating seven flights a week.
The expansion of the agreement will see Singapore Airlines add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Turkish Airlines-operated flights beyond Istanbul to destinations within Turkey as well as to locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America.
Turkish Airlines will add its ‘TK’ designator code to Singapore Airlines-operated flights beyond Singapore to points in South-East Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
The expansion is expected to take effect from 1 May. Singapore Airlines is due to increase its frequency on the Singapore-Istanbul route to six flights per week from May 26.
Turkish Airlines’ Vice General Manager Ahmet Bolat said the collaboration would allow passengers travel to destinations like Australia, New Zealand or Southeast Asia via Singapore. Passengers with Singapore Airlines will be able to reach destinations such as Africa, Europe, Middle East or North America via Istanbul.Last Mod: 05 Mart 2014, 13:32