Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines agree to share flight reservations
The airlines hope the new agreement will streamline services to passengers and improve relations between the carriers. (AFP/File)
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Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines are to share reservations for flights between Jordan and Turkey, Turkish Airlines said in a statement Monday.
The two airlines signed a "code-sharing agreement" meaning that flights on a specific route will be listed under both airlines' names and flight numbers in each airlines' reservation system.
"This new codeshare agreement is bound to broaden the commercial partnership between the two companies. At the same time, passengers of both airlines will be given more travel options between Jordan and Turkey" the statement said.
Under the agreement, both airlines will place their carrier codes on each other’s flights between Amman and Istanbul and Royal Jordanian will place its carrier code on Turkish Airlines’ flights between Aqaba and Istanbul.
"Travelers of both airlines will experience a streamlined level of services to the destinations covered by the agreement onboard two modern fleets of aircraft," Captain Haitham Misto, Royal Jordanian President and CEO, said. "I hope the step will be the first on the way to further enhancing relations between the two airlines in the future."
"We believe that this partnership with Royal Jordanian will bring enormous benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective in rapidly growing relations between our countries," Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines said.
Both airlines operates 14 weekly flights between Istanbul and Amman. Turkish Airlines also runs three weekly flights between Istanbul and Aqaba.
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