Malindo, Turkish airlines team up to tap new markets

Malindo Air has teamed up with Turkish Airlines to tap new markets as well as enable passengers to find connections easier when travelling between Asean and Europe.

Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy, said this on Friday interline partnership would make travel seamless from this region, reward frequent travellers on Malindo Air and offer passengers even more options when travelling to Turkey and beyond.

"With the announcement of our partnership with Turkish Airlines, Malindo Air continues to expand our network, including more flights, more gateways and more destinations.

"Malindo Air will provide another option for travel trade in Asean and to Australia. The success of this interline partnership will open doors for us to code-share with other suitable partners," he said.Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines' Deputy Chairman  and  CEO, Temel Kotil, said this partnership would bring mutual benefit, in connection with the rapidly-growing relations between the two countries.

He said the Malindo Air-Turkish Airlines collaboration would provide multiple travel alternatives to passengers and eventually increase the traffic between European and Asian destinations.

Malindo Air currently serves over 800 weekly flights to 40 cities in 12 countries in the Indian subcontinent, South India, Asean, China and Australia with several new cities set to launch by the middle of the year.

Turkish Airlines connects 240 international destinations and Istanbul, as the only city in the world having settled on two continents, serves as a main hub of Turkish Airlines.

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