Turkish Airlines and Turkish State Railways signed a cooperation agreement on April 21 at the headquarters of Turkish Airlines. The agreement was signed by Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil and the General Manager of Turkish State Railways Ömer Yıldız. According to the agreement Turkish Airlines and Turkish State Railways will combine transport operations and train their staff together.
The training of railway cabin staff will begin under the direction of the Turkish Airlines Cabin Crew Training Unit.
Turkish State Railways and Turkish Airlines will offer joint ticket promotions, while passengers of Turkish Airlines who earn frequent-flyer miles will be able to use them on train trips.
The new protocol also envisages the establishment of new routes joining railways and airlines, especially to destinations where Turkish Airlines does not provide services.
The ticket services of both companies and online channels will be integrated as well.