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Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines sign code share agreement

By JT - Sep 14,2015 - Last updated at Sep 14,2015

AMMAN — Royal Jordanian (RJ) announced on Monday in a press statement that it signed a code share agreement with Turkish Airlines (TK) on routes between Jordan and Turkey.

"[The agreement] is set to further expand travel opportunities for customers of the two airlines," the press release said.  "The accord will be effective as of September 21, 2015."

RJ President/Chief Executive Officer Haitham Misto and TK Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Temel Kotil  signed the deal in the presence of the Turkish Ambassador to Jordan SedatÖnal and officials from both sides.

"This new code share agreement is bound to broaden the commercial partnership between the two companies. At the same time, passengers of both airlines will be given more travel options between Jordan and Turkey," the press statement added. 

Under the terms of the agreement, RJ and TK will place their carrier codes on each other’s flights between Amman and Istanbul and RJ will place its carrier code on Turkish Airlines’ flights between Aqaba and Istanbul. 

The agreement might also enable the two carriers to put their codes on the flights to other destinations operated beyond the two capitals in the future.  

Misto expressed satisfaction with this commercial partnership with a well-established and rapidly growing carrier like TK, which enjoys a broad route network. 

Several worldwide points that TK serves will be open to RJ passengers flying from Amman and Aqaba to Istanbul and from there to various airports on the TK’s network.

Misto stressed that travellers of both airlines will experience a streamlined level of services to the destinations covered by the agreement onboard two modern fleets of aircraft.

He also expressed hope that the step will be the first on the way to further enhancing relations between the two airlines in the future.

Temel Kotil said in the press release: “We are extremely pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with RJ and aim to improve our partnership to maximise the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through the networks of both airlines. Additionally, we believe that this partnership with Royal Jordanian will bring enormous benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective in rapidly growing relations between our countries.”

Both RJ and TK operate 14 frequencies weekly Istanbul — Amman flights, and 3 weekly regular flights between Istanbul and Aqaba being operated by TK.

 

"This latest agreement raises the number of code share agreements with RJ to 16, half of them with oneworld carriers and the other half with Arab and international airlines. They are: American Airlines, US Airways, Air Berlin, British Airways, Iberia, Siberia airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Oman Air, Middle East Airlines, Tarom, Gulf Air, Syrian Air, Meridiana Fly Airlines and Qatar Airways," the statement concluded.

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