ITA Airways, the national flag carrier of Italy, and Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other carrier in the World, jointly announce the commencement of a codeshare partnership that will be effective within July 2023.
The signed agreement between the two flag carriers will be offering more flexibility in terms of flight choices for customers of both airlines between Italy and Türkiye.
Through this codeshare partnership, ITA Airways’ marketing flight numbers will be placed on Turkish Airlines’ flights between Rome and Istanbul; and Turkish Airlines will place its marketing numbers on 9 destinations of ITA Airways within Italy from Rome, including Brindisi, Bari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Palermo, Lamezia Terme, Turin and Trieste. This partnership will be providing enhanced services to customers of both airlines with a seamless connectivity of a single ticket and through check-in of passengers and luggage to their final destination.
Mr. Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines’ CEO, said “Rome and Istanbul have always been exceptional cities to attract and connect people. I firmly believe this codeshare agreement between Turkish Airlines and ITA Airways will be developing the existing network with even more destinations and foster cooperation and traffic between two countries with high potential. In addition, this partnership is well on the way to generate positive energy for tourism, expand Turkish Airlines’ reach and enchance customer benefits.”
“With the codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines, ITA Airways’ commercial strategy of growth makes a step forward, together with the existing partnerships with the world’s leading carriers – said Fabio Lazzerini, CEO and General Manager of ITA Airways – This partnership opens up a privileged access route to Istanbul, one of the most fascinating and historically rich cities in the world for all ITA Airways passengers. This agreement represents the Company’s 32nd codeshare: an excellent result we have achieved in less than two years”.
The new codeshare flights will be available for purchase through the airlines’ sales channels and websites at ita-airways.com and turkishairlines.com.