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Finnair and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare

A codeshare pact has been forged between Finnair and Turkish Airlines to expand connections for passengers.

The Finnair AY code will be added to Turkish Airlines’ routes from September 29 between Helsinki and Istanbul, and from Istanbul to Athens, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Amman, Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, Antalya and Gazipasa.

At the same time, the Turkish Airlines TK code will be added to a range of routes from Finnair’s Helsinki hub, including Kuopio, Vaasa, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, Antalya and Gazipasa.

Finnair chief commercial officer Ole Orver said: “We are happy to be able to offer more options to Finnair customers, as travel now starts to recover and they are again able to fulfil their travel dreams.

“We also welcome Turkish Airlines’ customers to explore the Nordics through our extensive network of connections from Helsinki.”

Ahmet Bolat Phd, Turkish Airlines’ chief investment and technology officer, said: “We are pleased to be expanding our current interline co-operation in terms of this codeshare agreement with Finnair.

“With the introduction of joint flights on several destinations in Finland, Turkey and Baltics, Iceland, south Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, our customers will enjoy the extra choice provided by the combined flights.”

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