Lufthansa seals Turkish Airlines deal

As early as next summer, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines passengers will reap the
benefits of bilateral cooperation between the two airlines.The cooperation
agreement was signed today in Istanbul by Lufthansa Chairman and CEO Wolfgang
Mayrhuber and Candan Karlitekin, Chairman of Turkish Airlines, following the
announcement of Turkish Airline’s accession to Star Alliance.

With the introduction of the 2007 summer timetable on 25 March, Lufthansa and
Turkish Airlines will operate selected flights between the two countries on a
codeshare basis and harmonise their flight schedules. For passengers, this will mean
more frequencies, a wider choice of destinations and better connections at
Lufthansa’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs, as well as at Istanbul. Participants in each
airline’s frequent flyer programmes can collect miles on the Lufthansa and Turkish
Airlines networks and also redeem them with the partner carrier.

In the current winter timetable, Lufthansa offers flights to 183 destinations in 78
countries. Together, Lufthansa and the other Star Alliance member airlines provide
connections to 841 destinations in 157 countries. Thanks to the new codeshare
agreement with Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa passengers will be able to choose from a
further 27 destinations in Turkey and the Middle East. Passengers from Turkey will
have a much wider choice of flights from Turkey to Western Europe, the United States
and Canada.