Turkish Airlines and Flybmi, a British carrier, have signed a codeshare agreement that provides Flybmi passengers the option to fly from the UK and Ireland to Istanbul. Under the new partnership, business and leisure travelers will be able to book their flights via flybmi.com and travel from Manchester, London Heathrow and Dublin to the Turkish city. In return, Turkish Airlines customers will get the benefit of flying on eight of Flybmi’s European routes, including inbound routes from Brussels to Newcastle and East Midlands; Norrköping (Sweden) and Saarbrücken (Germany) to Munich; Oslo to Aberdeen and Hamburg; and Dusseldorf and Paris to Bristol. Jochen Schnadt, chief commercial officer of Flybmi, said the agreement is another step for the airline in building a comprehensive network of strategic partnerships that allow the carrier to reach new customers and widen its overall network reach.