Malindo Air, Turkish Airlines seal interline partnership

PETALING JAYA: Malindo Air and Turkish Airlines have jointly announced their interline partnership that enables both carriers to tap into new markets and make travel more convenient for their guests.

Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy said this new interline ticket agreement is a flying partnership that will enable passengers to find connections easier when traveling between the Asean region and Europe.

“This interline partnership will make travel seamless from this region, reward frequent travellers on Malindo Air, and offer our passengers even more options when traveling to Turkey and beyond,” he said in a statement last Friday.

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

Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines deputy chairman and CEO Temel Kotil said the airline believes the partnership will bring enormous benefits to both airlines from a commercial perspective, in line with rapidly growing relations between both countries.

“Together we’ll be able to provide multiple travel alternatives to our passengers and eventually increasing the traffic between European and Asian destinations respectively,” he added.

Malindo Air currently runs more than 800 weekly flights to 40 cities in 12 countries in the Indian Sub-Continent, South India, Asean region, China and Australia with several new cities set to launch by the middle of the year, whereby Turkish Airlines connects 240 international destinations and Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines offers the transcontinental advantages of its location in Eurasia and connects flights to destinations all around the globe.