thy boeing737Belavia - Belarusian Airlines, the flag carrier airline in Belarus, and Turkish Airlines, national flag carrier of Turkey, announced the signature of a codeshare agreement, effective as of 1 May 2018.

Through this codeshare partnership, Turkish Airlines and Belavia will reciprocally add their flight codes on Istanbul – Minsk v.v. flights operated by both parties.

“As Turkish Airlines, we are glad to be a codeshare partner with Belavia. We believe that, this agreement will improve our relations with Belarus’ flag carrier, while enhancing our commercial cooperation to the next level. With the introduction of these joint flights between both parties, passengers would enjoy more travel alternatives between Belarus and Turkey.” said Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman & CEO.

“Minsk – Istanbul is one of the most important routes in the growing network of Belavia-Belarusian Airlines, and we believe that this cooperation with Turkish Airlines will lead to further enhancing both business and leisure flows not only between Turkey and Belarus, but beyond Istanbul and Minsk.” Anatoly Gusarov, Director General of Belavia-Belarusian Airlines noted.

Initially, both carriers are going to place their codes on Istanbul – Minsk v.v. flights mutually. Inclusion of beyond points and/or other routes may also be assessed as a second phase after the activation of this codeshare agreement.

Joint flights will offer fast and convenient connections for passengers leaving Istanbul, the biggest Turkish city and as well as an important transfer point in the region, to Minsk. Moreover, taking into account the complementary structure of timetables of both carriers and agreement working reciprocally, those flights will allow both airlines’ passengers to enjoy the seamless connectivity in their respective hubs.

Turkish Airlines, flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, currently operates to more than 300 passenger and cargo destinations in 121 countries.

Belavia, in turn, offers short and convenient connections in Minsk Airport with daily departures to 50 destinations in Europe, Russian Federation and Central Asia.