Star Alliance members, Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines expanded their codeshare network

Turkish Airlines Inc.

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Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines, the largest airlines and flag carriers of their countries, Turkey and Poland, announced today the enhancement of their current codeshare agreement with additional destinations both from Turkish Airlines’ and LOT’s flight network.

Through this enhanced partnership, Turkish Airlines and LOT will reciprocally add their flight codes addition to Istanbul-Warsaw: From Warsaw to Krakow, Gdansk, Szczecin, Poznan, Wroclaw, Katowice, Rzeszow and from Istanbul to Ankara, Bahrain, Izmir, Beirut, Adana, Baghdad, Antalya, Dubai, Dalaman, Kuwait, Amman, Budapest, Cairo and Johannesburg.

“As the airline that flies to most countries in the world, we are glad to include new destinations into our codeshare agreement with LOT Polish Airlines. For a long time, we have been in mutually beneficial relationship and close cooperation with LOT Polish Airlines. We believe that, this enhancement will improve our already good relations and take our commercial cooperation to the next level. With the introduction of joint flights on several destinations in Poland, Turkey, Middle East and Africa, passengers would enjoy more travel alternatives through the combined flights. By this chance, I would like to thank Mr. Milczarski, his team and our team for their efforts in making this agreement possible. Without a doubt, this agreement will help increasing the commercial and tourism ties of our countries,” said Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman & CEO.

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Joint flights will offer fast and convenient connections for customers leaving Istanbul, the biggest Turkish city and also an important flight hub in the world, to Warsaw and beyond.

“We are very pleased about the enhanced codeshare agreement signed with Turkish Airlines that, as we hope, will strengthen our mutually beneficial cooperation even further. LOT Polish Airlines is one of the most dynamically developing carriers in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the recent years, we have recorded robust performance and a steady growth in our business. The enhanced partnership with Turkish Airlines will help us not only expand LOT route network and offer many new attractive destinations to our passengers but also improve connectivity and travel experience on existing codeshare routes beyond Istanbul, such as Ankara, Cairo or Amman. Considering this, I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman & CEO, and his team for effective and successful cooperation,” said Rafal Milczarski, CEO & President of the Management Board of LOT Polish Airlines.

Passengers will also enjoy both domestic and international connections from Istanbul. Moreover, taking into account the complementary structure of timetables of both carriers and agreement working reciprocally, it will allow both airlines’ customers to enjoy seamless connectivity in their respective hubs.

LOT Polish Airlines and Turkish Airlines passengers have also benefit of accruing and redeeming miles in their respective loyalty programs, Miles&More and Miles&Smiles on all flights of both carriers.

Turkish Airlines, flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, currently operates to more than 300 international passenger and cargo destinations in total, in 124 countries. Having carried a record nearly 9 million passengers in 2018, LOT Polish Airlines currently offers convenient travel on its 111 routes worldwide, including long-haul direct connections to the USA, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka.

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 336 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 310 worldwide destinations as 260 international and 50 domestic, in 124 countries.

LOT Polish Airlines is a dynamic and modern air carrier connecting Central and Eastern Europe with the rest of the world. In 2018, LOT carried a record number of passengers – nearly 9 million, 2 million more than the year before. LOT offers convenient travel to and from 111 destinations worldwide. The route network includes long-haul direct connections to destinations in the USA, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka.

Poland’s national flag carrier consistently increases the frequency and improves its offer to these directions, further reinforcing its position on the CEE market. Long-haul flights are served by a fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, one of the most state-of-the-art wide-body jet airliners in the world. In 2019, LOT celebrates its 90th anniversary. It is one of the most internationally recognised Polish brands.

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