Turkish Airlines and Copa Holdings, S.A. subsidiary Copa Airlines, both members of Star Alliance, have signed a Codeshare Agreement which will offer passengers more flight options with connections through Copa´s hub in Panama City, and Turkish´s gateway to Europe through the company´s hub in Istanbul, Turkey, Turkish Airlines said.
This agreement, which complements and expands the route networks of both airlines as well as the connectivity between the continents, will also improve and promote bilateral opportunities for tourism and commercial developments between two countries.
Passengers of Copa and Turkish will also enjoy benefits offered by Star Alliance, including reciprocity between the frequent flyer programs of both airlines and global recognition of the Star Alliance Gold and Silver status through the large route network that includes 1,300 airports in 190 countries.
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is now a 4-star airline with a fleet of 337 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic.
Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are Latin American providers of passenger and cargo services. The airlines offer service to more than 70 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean.
The Star Alliance network, established in 1997, currently offers more than 18,450 daily flights to 1,300 airports in 190 countries.