flybmi and Turkish Airlines form new codeshare

Turkish Airlines and flybmi have formed a new codeshare partnership.

From 1 October 2018 passengers will be able to book via to travel from Manchester, London Heathrow and Dublin to destinations in Turkey.

The codeshare will also open up routes in Europe for flybmi, with customers able to fly on from Istanbul to Brussels, Paris, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Oslo as part of the agreement.

Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines customers will be able to fly on eight of flybmi’s European routes including inbound routes from Brussels to Newcastle and East Midlands, Norrköping and Saarbrücken to Munich, Oslo to Aberdeen and Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Paris to Bristol.

“This new codeshare with our Partner, Turkish Airlines, enables our customers to book flights to Istanbul via, taking us to Turkey for the first time in the airline’s history,” said Jochen Schnadt, managing director of flybmi.

He continued: “This is yet another step for flybmi in building a comprehensive network of strategic airline partnerships that allows us to reach new customers and widen our overall network reach. Entering into this partnership with Turkish Airlines is part of our over-arching strategy to further improve connectivity to/from our network of key business regions throughout Europe.”

The companies said the strategic move would strengthen both airlines’ network presence throughout Europe.

Ahmet Bolat, chief investment and technology officer of Turkish Airlines, said the carrier was pleased to sign the codeshare agreement with flybmi, adding that it aims “to maximise the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through the networks of both airlines.”

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