In their continuous process of providing more options for their customers, EGYPTAIR and Turkish Airlines signed an agreement to enhance their existing code share strategic cooperation by adding new city pairs starting June 19th 2010. The agreement shall add more benefits to the customers of both carriers and will increase the transfer traffic in both carriers’ hubs Cairo and Istanbul.

EGYPTAIR’s customers will reach new markets on Turkish Airlines network from Alexandria to Istanbul with the commencement of four weekly flights. Moreover, EGYPTAIR will place its code on Turkish Airlines flights between Istanbul and Alamaty in Kazakhstan.

Both carriers now operate a total to 31 weekly flights between Cairo and Istanbul and 4 flights from Alexandria.

The cooperation between both carriers is planned to cover further international destinations in the near future. Passengers of EGYPTAIR and Turkish Airlines will benefit from the mutually – coordinated timetables with more flight possibilities and convenient connections between Egypt and Turkey. These services can be booked through EGYPTAIR call center and travel agent worldwide.

Eng. Hussein Massoud, chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR Holding Company declared that “We are committed to offer our customers greater flexibility when planning their travel itineraries. We are pleased to announce the expansion of the existing code share agreement with Turkish Airlines, our Star Alliance partner ” He added that “This step is in the scope of our network expansion strategy and we will continue to add more benefits to EGYPTAIR’s customers.