The agreement between Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines will be effective as from March 1, 2017, and covers the routes between Turkey and Namibia, expanding the travel opportunities for the passengers of the two airlines.
The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in Istanbul, where the Namibian Deputy Minister of Works & Transport Sankwasa James Sankwasa and Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO, Bilal Ekşi signed the deal in the presence of senior officials from both countries.
This new codeshare agreement is bound to broaden the commercial partnership between the two companies and their respective countries.
Under the terms of the agreement, Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines are planning to place their codes on flights operated by Air Namibia on the routes Windhoek – Johannesburg, and Windhoek – Frankfurt and on the flights operated by Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Johannesburg and Frankfurt. It has also been considered that, when Air Namibia introduces a service between Windhoek and Istanbul in the future, this codeshare agreement will be expanded to include Air Namibia’s code on flights beyond Istanbul.
Sankwasa James Sankwasa expressed his satisfaction with this commercial partnership with a well-established and rapidly growing carrier like Turkish Airlines, which enjoys a broad route network. He also expressed that he is happy for Air Namibia to conduct this codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines and also added that the deal is a crucial experience for the national airline.
Bilâl Ekşi, Deputy Chairman and CEO, said:
“We are pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Air Namibia and aim to improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered our passengers through our flight networks.
“Air Namibia continues its expansion successfully, and we believe that this partnership between Turkish Airlines and Air Namibia will bring benefit to both carriers, not only from a commercial perspective but also in cultural interactions between Turkey and Namibia while promoting business travel between two countries”.