The Agreement was signed at an event in Cape Town by Christopher Luxon, Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand, and Temel Kotil, PhD, President and CEO of Turkish Airlines.
Two esteemed Star Alliance members, Turkish Airlines and Air New Zealand, have decided to take their prospering commercial relations one step further. The codeshare agreement allows the passengers to benefit from the networks of both airlines to travel between Turkey and New Zealand with ideal connectivity and increased travel flexibility. Besides, codeshared flights via Istanbul and Auckland, will offer passengers of both airlines to reach domestic points of each country and also passengers of Turkish Airlines will be able to travel to Australia via Air New Zealand’s network.
“This code share agreement provides Air New Zealand customers with a convenient gateway to a range of Mediterranean destinations for both business and leisure, as well as encouraging Turkish Airlines’ customers to visit the key attractions of New Zealand and Australia,” said Christopher Luxon, Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer.
“Today, we are glad to share our enthusiasm with the precious members of press about concluding the codeshare agreement with Air New Zealand, a recognized member of Star Alliance. Under favor of this agreement, which connects the people of two different cultures, passengers of both airlines will be offered to travel to Turkey, New Zealand and Australia via the two most strategic gateways, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Furthermore, with this codeshare agreement passengers will be able to travel beyond points of Auckland in Australia. As Turkish Airlines, we are happy to offer New Zealand’s substantial points as new codeshare destinations.” said Temel Kotil, PhD, President and CEO of Turkish Airlines.