Code Sharing is an aviation term which denotes an agreement between the two airlines. It refers to a practice where a flight operated by one airline is jointly marketed as a flight for one or more other airlines. The term "code" refers to the identifier used in flight schedule, generally the 2-character IATA airline designator code and flight number. Air Astana’s IATA code is “KC”.
Under a code sharing agreement participating airlines can present a common flight number for several reasons, including:
Under a code sharing agreement, the airline that actually operates the flight (the one providing the plane, the crew and the ground handling services) is called the operating carrier. The airline or airlines that sell tickets for that flight but don't actually operate it are called marketing carriers.
Air Astana has code-sharing agreements with the following airlines:
Air Astana has Interline partnership agreements with the airlines listed below.
Interline agreements allow for either airline to sell the other's flight route under the one issued ticket. Such an agreement allows for passenger’s baggage to be checked-in for the entire journey* provided it is on the same ticket. Please note that through check-in service may not be offered at some airports.* Baggage through check-in is applicable only for airlines denoted with an asterisk (*).
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