A winning partnership Turkish Airlines and Air Moldova


Air Moldova, the largest airline and flag carrier of the Republic of Moldova, and Turkish Airlines, national flag carrier of Turkey, announced the signature of a codeshare agreement, effective as of 29 January 2018.

Through this codeshare partnership, Turkish Airlines and Air Moldova will reciprocally add their flight codes on Istanbul – Kishinev v.v. flights operated by both parties.

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“As Turkish Airlines, we are glad to be a codeshare partner with Air Moldova. As we already have a beneficial cooperation, we believe that, this agreement will improve our already good relations and enhance our commercial cooperation to the next level. With the introduction of joint flights between both parties, passengers would enjoy more travel alternatives between Moldova and Turkey through the combined flights.“ said Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman & CEO.

“As Air Moldova, we are glad that our long lasting collaboration with Turkish Airlines is upgraded to a new level with the signature of this codeshare partnership.  We highly appreciate this cooperation and intend to capitalize on it in providing additional travel solutions to our customer base. We also expect to give a boost to the business environments of Moldova and Turkey in realization of their investment projects in both countries.” said Iulian Scorpan, General Director of Air Moldova.

Initially, both carriers are going to place their codes on Istanbul – Kishinev v.v. flights mutually. Inclusion of beyond points and/or other routes may also be assessed as a second phase after the activation of this codeshare agreement. Joint flights will offer fast and convenient connections for customers leaving Istanbul, the biggest Turkish city and also an important flight hub in the region, to Kishinev. Moreover, taking into account the complementary structure of timetables of both carriers and agreement working reciprocally; it will allow both airlines’ customers to enjoy seamless connectivity in their respective hubs.

Turkish Airlines, flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, currently operates to more than 300 international passenger and cargo destinations in total, in 120 countries. Air Moldova, in turn, offers short and convenient connections in Chisinau airport with daily departures to 30 destinations in Europe, Russian Federation and Middle East.

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