The Finnish flagship Finnair has signed a code-sharing agreement with Turkish Airlines to offer its customers more options. In its statement published on 23 September 2021, Finnair said that as of 29 September 2021, Finnairs’ AY code will be added to Turkish Airlines flights between Helsinki and Istanbul and to several destinations from Istanbul.
The items are as follows:
- Amman Sharm el Sheikh
Back and forth Finnair adds the Turkish Airlines TK code for Finnair flights from Helsinki to Kuopio, Vaasa, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, Antalya and Gazipasa.
Code sharing is suitable for both airlines
Speaking about the new code-sharing agreement in a statement by Finnair’s Commercial Director, Ole Orvér said:
“We are delighted to be able to offer our customers more options as travel begins to recover and our customers can realize their travel dreams again. We also welcome Turkish Airlines customers to explore the beautiful Nordic countries through our extensive network of contacts from Helsinki. “
Speaking about what he thought of the Codehare agreement in the same statement, Bolat said Ahmet, Turkish Airlines ’director of investment and technology.
“We are pleased to be able to expand our current cooperation between airlines in accordance with this code-share agreement with Finnair. With the introduction of joint flights at several destinations in Finland, Turkey and the Baltics, Iceland, Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, passengers would have more options on combined flights. “
About Turkish Airlines
From its main base at Istanbul Airport (IST) in the Arnavutköy area on the European side of Istanbul, Turkish Airlines flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world. Turkish Airlines regularly operates scheduled flights to 315 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, making it the largest airline in the world in terms of passenger numbers.
According to the aviation data and statistics website ch aviation Turkish Airlines’ fleet consists of the following aircraft:
- 3 x Airbus A310-300Fs
- 6 x Airbus A319-100s
- 12 x Airbus A320-200
- 66 x Airbus A321-200
- 31 x Airbus A321-200neos
- 14 x Airbus A330-200
- 10 x Airbus A330-200F
- 39 x Airbus A330-300s
- 5 x Airbus A350-900s
- 17 x Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
- 3 x Boeing 737MAX9
- 94 x Boeing 737-800s
- 15 x Boeing 737-900ER
- 2 x Boeing 747-400ERF
- 8 x Boeing 777-200F
- 33 x Boeing 777-300ER
- 15 x Boeing 787-9
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As a member oneWorld Alliance from Helsinki, Finnair specializes in connecting passengers and cargo between Asia and Europe. Due to Helsinki’s geographical location, Finnair can fly the shortest route between Europe and Asia. Finnair says it is committed to being carbon neutral by 2045 and reducing its net emissions by 50% by the end of 2025. According to Ch-Aviation, Finnair’s fleet consists of the following aircraft:
- 6 x Airbus A319-100s
- 10 X Airbus A320-200
- 19 x Airbus A321-200
- 8 x Airbus A330-300s
- 16 x Airbus A350-900s
- 10 x ATR72-500s
- 12 x ERJ 190-100LR
Today, most airlines enter into code-sharing agreements with other airlines, and unlike Turkish Airlines and Finnair, they are usually both members of the same alliance. Finnair is oneWorld Alliance, while Turkish Airlines is part of the Star Alliance.
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