(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The Royal Jordanian (RJ) and Turkish Airlines (TK), Monday, signed a codeshare agreement on routes between Jordan and Turkey , which is set to further expand travel opportunities for the customers of the two airlines.
The agreement will be effective as of September 21, 2015.
The new code share 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.
Under the terms of the agreement, RJ and TK will place their carrier codes on each other's flights between Amman and Istanbul, while RJ will place its carrier code on Turkish Airlines' flights between Aqaba and Istanbul. The agreement might also enable the two carriers to put their codes on the flights to other destinations operated beyond the two capitals in the future. RJ President/CEO Captain Haitham Misto expressed satisfaction with this commercial partnership with a well-established and rapidly growing carrier like TK, which enjoys a broad route network.
Several worldwide points that TK serves will be open to RJ passengers flying from Amman and Aqaba to Istanbul and from there to various airports on the TK's network, he said.
He also expressed hope that the step will be the first on the way to further enhancing relations between the two airlines in the future.
Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO Temel Kotil, said: "We are extremely pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with RJ which aims to improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through the networks of both airlines.
Additionally, he said, "we believe that this partnership with RJ will bring enormous benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective in rapidly growing relations between our countries." The signing ceremony took place at the RJ's headquarters in Amman. RJ President/CEO Captain Haitham Misto and Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO Temel Kotil, signed the deal in the presence of the Turkish Ambassador to Jordan, Sedat Onal.