Namibia Airline Hails Turkish MoU

AIR Namibia has sealed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Airlines, which will culminate in a number of specific agreements being concluded.

According to the national carrier’s Head: Corporate Communications, Paulus Homateni Nakawa, the MoU seeks to enhance commercial cooperation between the two airlines.

It also aims to enhance air traffic for passengers and cargo between Namibia and Turkey.

Air Namibia also argues that the MoU also seeks to facilitate human capital development and training, coordinated network development, strengthen operating and technical capabilities of Air Namibia, as well as overall improvement of Air Namibia’s service standards and efficiency levels.

Chief Investment and Technology Officer of Turkish Airlines, Dr Ahmet Bolat, and Air Namibia Managing Director, Theo Namases, signed the MoU in Istanbul, Turkey, last month.

“This cooperative agreement is in line with our roadmap which will see Air Namibia build a g business, strengthen our route network, improve commercial agility and service standards, better our already high dispatch reliability, as well as human capital development aspects.

“Turkish Airlines is a good benchmark for us, given their ‘record high’ achievements over the last couple of years, including being crowned the ‘Best Airline in Europe’ 3 years in a row including year 2013,” Namases said.

In response, Bolat said , “We are pleased to announce that a commercial cooperation agreement has been reached between Turkish Airlines and Air Namibia. This cooperation is an instance in the construction of global aeronautical services by Turkish Airlines together with the top partners of the aviation industry.

“Turkish Airlines is highly focused on Africa concerning its expansion plans on its flight services, as well as other related services. By building a bridge between Turkey and Namibia via our Istanbul hub we are also strengthening our presence in the top emerging market economy in the region.”

The envisaged cooperation goes beyond cooperation on commercial aspects as it includes operational and technical, training and service level improvements.

Source : CAJ News Agency