Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines, has announced a unilateral Interline E-Ticketing (IET) collaboration with Turkish Airlines, marking a significant milestone. Customers of Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines, will benefit from improved connectivity to destinations throughout the Turkish Airlines network, allowing travellers to book several flights on a single ticket itinerary.
Tandi Wangchuk, Chief Executive Officer of Drukair, Said
“Our overarching mission has CONSISTENTLY been to expand our network’s reach and enhance the travel EXPERIENCE. Such interline collaboration serves to facilitate journeys for passengers, both local and international, making travel to and from Bhutan a more convenient and enjoyable endeavor.”
Drukair is a Royal Government of Bhutan-owned airline operated by the Investment Wing, Druk Holding & Investments Ltd. The national airline of the Kingdom of Bhutan operates a scheduled network across the South Asian area from its headquarters in Paro, a scenic valley in Western Bhutan. It takes 60 minutes to go to the capital, Thimphu.
An Interline E-Ticketing
An IET, also known as an electronic ticketing (interlining) arrangement, is a contract between two airlines to carry customers on routes that require numerous flights. Thanks to this arrangement, passengers may fly without worries about luggage transfers, transit, or sometimes even repeated check-ins.
This helps both passengers and airlines, providing more shared earnings for airlines and a more pleasant travel experience for customers. Interline agreements can occur between competing airlines and outside of alliances as well.
Airlines will showcase a list of their interline partners on their site.
About Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines, the national airline of Turkey, runs regular flights from its headquarters in Istanbul to more than 350 destinations in 126 nations, including parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the United States.
Tandi Wangchuk, Chief Executive Officer of Drukair, concluded by saying
” Our Partnership with Turkish Airlines is one founded on friendship and camaraderie. While this marks the commencement of our collaboration, we are already engaged in close cooperation on a more advanced stage of interline services, InterAirline Through Check-in (IATCI), which would additionally allow our passengers to check through to their end destination. This will be seamlessly rolled out in the coming months.”
The Interline E-Ticking offerings will now be available across DrukAir sales offices, including its ticketing agents.
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