Posted on: 22 May 2013 by Mark Howells
Pegasus Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement, effective for sales on 27 May and for travel from 3 June 2013.
Passengers will benefit from quick and easy transfers between Pegasus flights and KLM flights through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
The agreement enables KLM to market under KLM flight numbers flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Amsterdam, and flights between Izmir and Amsterdam, for connections to any of the 150 destinations on the KLM network.
Also an interline agreement has been concluded, allowing passengers to travel on a single KLM ticket between any airport served by Pegasus in Turkey and any airport served by KLM.
Güliz Öztürk, senior vice-president commercial of Pegasus Airlines, commented, “As Turkey’s leading low-cost airline company flying to 71 destinations in 29 countries, we are very proud to start a partnership with KLM, one of the long-established airline companies. With this partnership, we will be able to share Pegasus experience with everyone who wants to visit Turkey by flying with KLM through Amsterdam on one ticket to more than 150 KLM destinations.”
Pieter Bootsma, executive vice-president marketing revenue management & network for KLM, added, “With this agreement KLM multiplies the options for its passengers to travel to and from anywhere in Turkey through the combined networks of KLM and Pegasus, benefitting from Schiphol as one of the best transfer airports in the world. It demonstrates KLM’s commitment to its customers in Turkey, where KLM has been operating since 1929.”
Photo shows Pieter Bootsma, EVP marketing revenue management & network for KLM (left) and Güliz Öztürk, SVP commercial of Pegasus Airlines at the signing ceremony.