Turkish Airlines joins AACO as partner
Istanbul, June 30, 2011
Turkish Airlines, the leading flag carrier in Turkey, has joined the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) as a partner airline.
The partnership will provide the members of AACO and Turkish Airlines with opportunities of creating synergies through the joint projects that AACO launched during the past years as well as accessing its event and publications, said a statement.
As it prepares for its partner airline membership, Turkish Airlines intends to develop bilateral links with a number of AACO’s established partners, which includes some of the leading names in the airline industry. Turkish Airlines already operates code-share flights with AACO partners, Egyptair, Etihad Airways, Royal Air Maroc and Syrian Arab Airlines, it said.
Turkish Airlines’ general manager Temel Kotil said: “AACO is an important association for us to be incorporated into this collaboration. I believe that this cooperation will provide great opportunities and will be beneficial for us and all the member airlines.”
Abdul Wahab Teffaha, secretary general of AACO, said: “the Arab region and Turkey have been coupled by geography and by human relations for millennia. It is only natural that cooperation between the Arab airlines and Turkish Airlines continues to flourish. Turkish Airlines is already a great partner to the Arab airlines and now will become a great partner to AACO itself. AACO is proud that Turkish Airlines has chosen to be a partner airline.” – TradeArabia News Service