WINDHOEK, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's national airline Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) have inked a codeshare agreement that will be effective as from Mar. 1, covering routes between Turkey and Namibia.
Selma Neshiko, Digital Corporate Communications Officer at Air Namibia on Tuesday said, the signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines' Headquarters in Istanbul on Monday.
According to Neshiko, the new codeshare agreement is bound to broaden the commercial partnership between two companies and their respective countries, at the same time, passengers of both airlines will be given more travel options between Namibia and Turkey.
Namibia Deputy Minister of Works & Transport Sankwasa James Sankwasa and Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO Bilal Eksi signed the deal in the presence of senior officials from both sides.
Sankwasa in a statement said that he is confident about this cooperation which will be fruitful for both sides and will be enlarged very soon.
"Air Namibia is a small airline and in order to improve its competitiveness in this high competitive industry, it is important to have a strategic partner, as Turkish Airlines who placed on the top to become a partner with," he added.
Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines Eksi, believes that the 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. Enditem