Code sharing

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Definition: Code sharing

It is an arrangement between 2 or more airlines which share the same flight. In this arrangement the company which is actually operating the flight allows the other aviation companies to market that flight and issue tickets for that flight.

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It is called code sharing because the company which markets this flight is also allowed to have its own codes on the tickets. So, the marketing company then shares these codes with the operating company such that their passengers can use the operating company’s airlines.

It helps in optimizing passenger miles and having greater access to flying routes without operating more flights.

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