Middle East Airlines (ME) and Turkish Airlines (TK) have signed a new codeshare agreement covering routes between Turkey and Lebanon, and expanding travel opportunities for passengers of both airlines.
Middle East Airlines chairman and director general, Mohamad A. El-Hout and Turkish Airlines’ deputy chairman and CEO, Bilal Ekşi signed the agreement in the presence of senior officials from both sides.
This new codeshare agreement will broaden the commercial partnership between the two companies and their respective countries. At the same time, passengers of both airlines will be given more travel options between Lebanon and Turkey.
Under the terms of the agreement, Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines will place their codes on the flights of Middle East Airlines on Beirut – Istanbul and on the flights of Turkish Airlines on Istanbul – Beirut route. Turkish Airlines will operate three daily flights on Istanbul-Beirut-Istanbul route, while MEA will be operating two daily flights Beirut – Istanbul – Beirut route.
El-Hout expressed the importance of this agreement, as being a step in stimulating the economic cooperation between Lebanon and Turkey, and will enable both airlines to further accommodate the needs of their loyal passengers.
As a result of two different airline alliances signing this agreement, it will help both brands to expand their networks to the cities not currently served by their aircrafts.
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