(ECO) TURKISH AIRLINES AND ASIANA AIRLINES ESTABLISH CODE SHARING PARTNERSHIP.
ISTANBUL Istanbul (ĭs'tănbl`, ĭstan`bl), city (1990 pop. 6,748,435), capital of Istanbul prov. , Oct 6, 2009 (TUR tur: see ibex. ) -- Turkey's national air carrier Turkish Airlines (THY Thy
thymine. ) and South Korea's Asiana Airlines Asiana redirects here. There is also a British Asian magazine called Asiana.
| Asiana Airlines (아시아나 항공 Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines have signed an agreement that established a code sharing partnership between them.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the THY said that the agreement with Asiana Airlines would go into effect on October 25.
With the new agreement, passengers of THY would be able to fly to destinations in Asia with Asiana jets while Asiana passengers would be able to take benefit of THY flights to 119 international destinations.
"Code sharing" refers to a practice where a flight operated by an airline is jointly marketed as a flight for one or more other airlines. Most major airlines today have code sharing partnerships with other airlines and code sharing is a key feature of the major airline alliances.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)