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Turkish, Finnish flag carriers sign codeshare deal

Flag carriers of Turkey and Finland have signed a codeshare agreement to expand destinations in networks of both Turkish Airlines and Finnair.

Set to begin on Sept. 29, the deal on flights between Istanbul and Helsinki and beyond will open up new destinations for travelers, Turkish Airlines said in a statement on Sept. 23. 

AEGEAN – The profitable third quarter and the strategy for the day after

AEGEAN will close the first profitable quarter after the pandemic hit at the end of September, as it prepares for the first year with full activity.

The course of this summer, during which our country was among the top destinations in Europe, showed signs of steady recovery.

Afghan woman gives birth on board Turkish Airlines evacuation flight

An Afghan woman successfully gave birth to a healthy baby girl in the middle of an evacuation flight operated by Turkish Airlines.


After leaving her stopover in Dubai, Soman Noori, 26, gave birth at an altitude of 10,000 meters (32,808 feet) in Kuwaiti airspace at 0100GMT, said a statement by Turkey's national flag carrier on Aug. 28.

SunExpress carries over 3 mln passengers so far in 2021

Turkish-German joint venture SunExpress has served more than 3 million passengers so far in 2021, the airline said on Aug. 28


Following a rocky period on aviation sector last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, "the total number of passengers carried by SunExpress jumped 43% year-on-year," it revealed in a statement.

Turkish Cargo ranks 3rd among global brands in June

Turkish Cargo ranked third among the world's top global freighters in June, a statement said on Aug. 5.


The subsidiary of national flag carrier Turkish Airlines jumped three positions from last year.

Turkish Cargo had the "largest growth ratio among the top 25 air cargo carriers, with a 5.7% market share in June 2021," the statement said.

Lufthansa Introduces Gender-Neutral Greetings on Board

Europe's largest airline group Lufthansa said Tuesday it was retiring "ladies and gentlemen" as an on-board greeting in favour of gender-neutral alternatives. A spokesman for the German company told AFP the move was intended to make all passengers on board feel welcome, including those who do not identify as male or female.