Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement


Middle East Airlines (MEA) and Turkish Airlines (TK) have signed a codeshare agreement, which became effective from May 15, 2017. Through the new agreement the travel opportunities for the passengers of both airlines will benefit as it will cover routes between Turkey and Lebanon.

Present during the signing ceremony at MEA Headquarters in Beirut were, Mohamad A. El-Hout, Airlines Chairman and Director General, Middle East, and Bilal Ekşi, Deputy Chairman and CEO Turkish Airlines.

This new codeshare agreement will broaden the commercial partnership between the two companies and their respective countries. Under the terms of the agreement, Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines will place their codes on the flights of Middle East Airlines on Beirut-Istanbul v.v. and on the flights of Turkish Airlines on Istanbul-Beirut v.v. route. Turkish Airlines will operate three daily flights on Istanbul-Beirut-Istanbul route, while MEA will be operating two daily flights Beirut – Istanbul –Beirut route.

MEA Chairman, Mohamad A El-Hout expressed that the importance of this agreement is being a step in stimulating the economic cooperation between Lebanon and Turkey, to enable both airlines to further accommodate the needs of their loyal passengers.

Commenting upon the agreement, Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman and CEO, Bilal Ekşi, mentioned, “We are pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Middle East Airlines and aim to improve our partnership to maximise the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through our flight networks. Moreover, we believe that this partnership with Middle East Airlines will not only maximise the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through the networks of both airlines but also bring enormous benefit from a commercial perspective.”